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Risk Analysis as a Support for Conservation Decision-Making Process: The Case of Archaeological Sites in Turkey

Yıldırım Esen, Sibel
Bilgin Altınöz, Ayşe Güliz
Effective preservation requires a thorough understanding of factors that might result in thedestruction of irreplaceable historical evidence. Hence, risk analysis can be a powerful toolfor cultural heritage management. Having exceedingly rich cultural assets. Turkey possessestraces of various Anatolian civilizations. However, this heritage is threatened with naturaldisasters including earthquakes, floods, landslides, and rock falls. This paper aims to presentan analysis of risks threatening archaeological sites of Turkey. Focusing on this aim, hazardsare introduced and a methodology for analyzing risks is proposed. Finally, results of riskanalysis and its role as a decision-support tool are discussed.