Traditionally, the significance of archaeological sites has been determined primarily via consideration of scientific value. In recent decades, more humanistic concerns related to history and cultural heritage have received increased attention. A particular site may be considered significant because it can tell us scientifically useful things we don’t know about the past, or because of an association with a person or event of historical note, or because it is a place of spiritual importance to a descendant group.
Related Journals for Archaeology
Anthropology-An open access, Current Anthropology, Journal of Peasant Studies,American Ethnologist, American Journal of Physical Anthropology