Las investigaciones arqueológicas como recurso en la gestión integral del patrimonio del Parque Nacional del Teide

  1. Efrain Marrero Salas 1
  2. Matilde Mercedes Arnay de la Rosa
  3. J. Carlos García Ávila 2
  4. Ithaisa Abreu Hernández
  5. Alberto Lacave Hernández 3
  6. Jared Carballo Pérez
  7. Elías Sanchez Cañadilla 1
  8. Hacomar Ruiz González
  9. Emilio González Reimers
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


  2. 2 Prored Soc. Coop.
  3. 3 Universidad de Las Palmas
I Simposio Anual de Patrimonio Natural y Cultural: ICOMOS España
  1. Lerma García, José Luis (coord.)
  2. Maldonado Zamora, Alfonso (coord.)
  3. López-Menchero Bendicho, Víctor Manuel (coord.)

Publisher: edUPV, Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València ; Universitat Politècnica de València

ISBN: 978-84-9048-826-3

Year of publication: 2020

Pages: 223-230

Type: Book chapter


The Teide National Park (PNT) was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007 with the category of Natural Heritage. In addition to the great geological and faunal richness of the high mountains of Tenerife, the territory occupied by the current National Park also has a whole cultural landscape, which is evidenced by numerous archaeological and ethnographic manifestations. This shows the historical importance of this site of the island since pre-Hispanic times. In the last decade, several archaeological excavations have been carried out which have made it possible to better determine the Guanche way of life and the uses of this territory in its diachrony. The location, the conservation that the archaeological assets present and the information they are providing, together with the written sources generated about this territory after the conquest, constitute an important strategic reference for the development of management and integral research formulas within the Park's dissemination activities, which could contribute to its conservation, and to a better knowledge of our past in order to be able to transmit it to the whole population of the island, as well as to those who visit it.