Nature, science and tourism. Polish research on the natural environment of southern Jordan and the tourist potential of the region – outline and perspectives
1 – Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University
In: Discovering Edom. Polish archaeological activity in southern Jordan, Piotr Kołodziejczyk (ed.), Kraków: Profil-Archeo, Euclid Foundation for Science Popularization, Institute of Archaeology – Jagiellonian University, 2019, pp. 121-141. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33547/DiscEdom2019.07
Abstract: The area of southern Jordan is unusual not only from an archaeological point of view but also as a natural reservoir of species and unique landscape forms. The natural and geological research conducted on this area can develop in a crucial way our knowledge about the history of the region in the far away past, but also help the local community to expand its touristic values and opportunities as well as improve economic potential of the southern Jordan. This development of awareness and potential will also contribute a lot to the protection of historical heritage.
Keywords: environmental research, geoarchaeology, active tourism, climbing, geotourism, anthropology of travel