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Estudios y perspectivas en turismo

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MANZATO, Fabiana  and  REJOWSKI, Mirian. Cultural Tourism: Evaluation of the Tourist Potential of Archaeological Sites. Estud. perspect. tur. [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.1, pp.72-95. ISSN 1851-1732.

This article presents the final results of an exploratory-descriptive study of archaeological tourism in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Four prehistoric and sixteen historic sites through use conditions, equipments and existent services in place were analyzed. The general diagnosis of researched sites shows that most are located at the sea coast; the prehistoric sites highlight sambaquis and the historic ones sugarcane mills and factories. The analysis of adjusting them to tourist uses, bring to the conclusion that the State is in the initial development stage of archaeotourism exploration.

Keywords : Tourism; Archaeology; Archaeotourism; Archaeological sites; Cultural tourism; São Paulo.

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