Percepción ciudadana del patrimonio mundial y la arqueología en tres ciudades españolasprimeros casos de estudio

  1. Castillo, Alicia 1
  2. Domínguez, Marta 2
  3. Yáñez, Ana 3
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de Geografía e Historia. Departamento de Prehistoria
  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología. Departamento de Sociología II
  3. 3 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología. Sección Departamental de Derecho Administrativo

ISSN: 1131-6993 1988-2327

Year of publication: 2016

Issue Title: Interpreting the Past through Participatory Approaches: Ideals and Challenges in Archaeological Practice

Volume: 27

Issue: 2

Pages: 295-314

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/CMPL.54747 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Scopus Cited by: 5 (29-01-2024)
  • Dialnet Métricas Cited by: 4 (18-02-2024)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 5 (19-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 4 (06-01-2024)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2016
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.186
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Archeology (arts and humanities) Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 116/314
  • Area: History Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 320/1276
  • Area: Archeology Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 118/294

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2016
  • Journal Impact: 0.270
  • Field: HISTORIA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 37/310
  • Field: ARQUEOLOGÍA Y PREHISTORIA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 12/61


  • Social Sciences: A
  • Human Sciences: A+

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2016
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.2
  • Area: History Percentile: 42
  • Area: Archeology (arts and humanities) Percentile: 33
  • Area: Archeology Percentile: 33


(Data updated as of 06-01-2024)
  • Total citations: 4
  • Recent citations (2 years): 2
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 1.8


This text presents a first methodological experience aimed at understanding the social perception of the archaeological dimension and of World Heritage (WH) in three Spanish cities. Firstly, the rationale behind this kind of study is considered as resulting from previous research performed. This research revealed that archaeological heritage is absent in many of the European and Latin-American cities inscribed in the WH list. Secondly, Alcalá de Henares, Córdoba and Toledo, the three cities selected as case-studies, are briefly presented. All of them have developed archaeological heritage management strategies at least from the 1980’s onward; however, they are “less spectacular or socially recognized” than other “classical archaeological cities” in Spain. Thirdly, the methodology, composed of qualitative and quantitative techniques, is called into question since it is necessary to keep on working on it. Finally, the main results of each case study are compared and analyzed. Significantly, we observed a marked indifference among the inhabitants of these cities regarding the town’s archaeology and World Heritage. Additionally, there is an absolute disconnect between expert and the lay people visions. Consequently, it was necessary to reflect upon the problem and to perform (sometimes even more recurrently) social-perception studies to bridge the gap between both visions and to justify the efforts made to preserve and study Cultural Heritage.

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