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An '''archaeological site''' is a place of human remnants from pre-history or history.
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An '''archaeological site''' is a place with physical evidence of past human activity. Such sites might be from pre-history as well as history; even remnants from modern times count as archaeological sites.
  
The [[leave no trace]] principle is mandatory for these places. Legal consequences for desecrating an archaeological site, or removing artifacts, might be harsh.
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The [[leave no trace]] principle is mandatory for these places. Legal consequences for trespassing in closed areas, damaging remnants, or removing artifacts, might be harsh. Respect local authorities.
  
Some archaeological sites might give opportunities for tourists to take part in excavations.
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Some archaeological sites give opportunities for tourists to take part in excavations.
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==Buy==
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There are several kinds of archaeological souvenirs:
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* '''Genuine artifacts''': Possession of these might be illegal.
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* '''Forged artifacts''': Claimed to be genuine, but might cause as much trouble as a genuine artifact.
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* '''Official replicas'''
  
 
==Famous archaeological sites==
 
==Famous archaeological sites==
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===Africa===
 
===Africa===
 
* [[Giza]]
 
* [[Giza]]
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===Asia===
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* [[Angkor Wat]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Urban Exploration]]
 
* [[World Heritage]]
 
* [[World Heritage]]
  
 
[[Category:Travel topics]]
 
[[Category:Travel topics]]

Revision as of 12:37, 10 September 2012

An archaeological site is a place with physical evidence of past human activity. Such sites might be from pre-history as well as history; even remnants from modern times count as archaeological sites.

The leave no trace principle is mandatory for these places. Legal consequences for trespassing in closed areas, damaging remnants, or removing artifacts, might be harsh. Respect local authorities.

Some archaeological sites give opportunities for tourists to take part in excavations.

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Buy

There are several kinds of archaeological souvenirs:

  • Genuine artifacts: Possession of these might be illegal.
  • Forged artifacts: Claimed to be genuine, but might cause as much trouble as a genuine artifact.
  • Official replicas

Famous archaeological sites

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Africa

Asia

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