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date: 18 June 2021

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This article opens up with a quotation from a Swedish heritage manager concerning the rock carvings at Tanum in Sweden, which are designated as a World Heritage Site. It is a good example of the general and traditional view held by numerous heritage managers around the world in which preservation of past remains is prioritized for the purposes of public accessibility and participation. It also expresses heritage management's traditional epistemological standpoint on authenticity, in which cultural heritage is ascribed value and significance solely in terms of its status as an authentic phenomenon from the past. This standpoint also leads to specific views on ethics when it comes to: the handling, staging, and presentation of the rock carvings; the relationship between heritage managers and the public; and preservation, public accessibility, and participation.

Keywords: rock carvings, traditional view, cultural heritage, epistemological standpoint, preservation

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