Special Issue "Heritage and Territory"

A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Alves

LandS/Lab2PT - Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (FCT UID/AUR/04509/2013; FEDER COMPETE POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007528) and Earth Sciences Department, School of Sciences, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: environmental geochemistry and mineralogy; natural stone durability; petrographic features and stone decay; salt weathering; porous media; weathering processes in the built environment; effects of pollutants on stone decay; stone decay as markers of pollution effects; conservation strategies for stone architectural heritage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following Eji-Pater (1st Young Researchers’ Meeting in Heritage and Territory Studies - https://ejipater.wixsite.com/eji17eng), in Braga, Portugal (14–16 December, 2018), and the free media partnership established with Heritage—Open Access Knowledge, Conservation and Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage Journal[DM1] , a Special Issue welcoming contributions that are dedicated to the major research themes of Heritage and Territory is proposed.

The following research subjects were proposed for Eji-Pater by the organizing committee (https://ejipater.wixsite.com/eji17eng/organization) and are indicated here as possible suggestions:  

(a) Culture and Territory;  
(b) Contexts and Representations;  
(c) Methods and Technology;  
(d) Memory and Places;  
(e) Time and Materials;  
(f) Environments and Society.

However, following the intended purpose of Eji-Pater, this Special Issue is also open to contributions on other subjects that are related to the major research themes mentioned above (Heritage and Territory).

Dr. Carlos Alves
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Heritage is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Earth
  • Built Environment
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Systems Science
  • Tourism

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Open AccessArticle Biological Profile Estimation Based on Footprints and Shoeprints from Bracara Augusta Figlinae (Brick Workshops)
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 33-44; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010003
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
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Abstract
Biological profile estimation is an important task of biological and forensic anthropologists. This includes sex, age, ancestry, and body morphology. In bioarchaeology, the biological profile is useful to analyze paleodemography, secular trends, paleopathology, and genetic processes, for example. Foot dimensions, footprints, and shoeprints
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Biological profile estimation is an important task of biological and forensic anthropologists. This includes sex, age, ancestry, and body morphology. In bioarchaeology, the biological profile is useful to analyze paleodemography, secular trends, paleopathology, and genetic processes, for example. Foot dimensions, footprints, and shoeprints can vary according to stature, age, sex, and body weight. The objective is to estimate these parameters in possible laterarii (brickworkers) from five footprints and seven shoeprints found in Roman bricks from Bracara Augusta. Estimation methods were applied to footprint and shoeprint measurements concerning foot length, foot breath, heel breadth, and length from heel to each finger. Three non-adult individuals were aged 1 to 4/5 years and were between 79.7 and 112.5 cm (±7.7 cm) tall. Five adults were likely female individuals, with statures between 144.2 and 159.9 cm. Methods were selected from samples preferably biologically similar to Portuguese people. This pioneer analysis provides biological insight on the Bracara Augusta laterarii and the population inhabiting Northwestern Iberia during Roman times. As a result of taphonomic constraints (cremation, soil acidity, and humidity), coeval osteological materials are hardly recovered, which further increases the relevance of this approach. Future research on methods based on Portuguese foot dimensions is essential. Full article
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