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The Design of Protection Zoning: A Critical Planning Technique for Balancing Conservation and Development of Large-scale Archaeological Sites

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Tongbin Chen1, Xing Rong1,2,*

1Institute of Architectural History, China Architecture Design and Research Group, Beijing, China.

2School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

*Corresponding author: Xing Rong

Published: January 17,2024

Abstract

As a key link to implement the conservation concepts and requirements through specific conservation measures, the conservation plan for large-scale archaeological sites in China is a basic means for the Chinese governments at all levels to guide and manage the work of archaeological site conservation. As one of the most critical techniques, the design of protection zoning has been basically shaped after nearly 30 years of exploration. This paper, firstly, attempts to clarify the concept of large-scale archaeological sites, the evolution of conservation planning for large-scale archaeological sites, and the evolution of protection zoning. Then, to address the challenges of protection zoning design, the technical attempts are explained using actual projects as case studies. In particular, in order to ensure “integrity”, the design of protection zoning is mainly combined with the archaeological results, through the analysis of GIS software and spatial coupling technology, to delineate the accurate boundaries of the three-level protection zoning. In order to harmonize the conservation of the site with the development of the region, the design of protection zoning takes into account factors such as "restriction and diversion", "effectiveness and operationalization", and "different focuses", etc., and continues to refine the three-level protection zoning to clarify hierarchical and categorized regulations. Ultimately, the design of protection zoning provides technical support to balance the relationship between site conservation and sustainable development of the region.

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The Design of Protection Zoning: A Critical Planning Technique for Balancing Conservation and Development of Large-scale Archaeological Sites

How to cite this paper: Tongbin Chen, Xing Rong. (2023) The Design of Protection Zoning: A Critical Planning Technique for Balancing Conservation and Development of Large-scale Archaeological SitesJournal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science7(12), 2581-2588.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2023.12.034