Groups Almería Rural Development, supported by the Junta de Andalucía, have published the book 'Archaeology and Landscape in Almería. Cultural tours and tourist proposals', a publication which aims to promote the heritage of the province, with the spread of a series of itineraries and routes that are an important resource.

The publication was presented today in Almería by the territorial delegate of Education, Culture and Sports, Isabel Arevalo, and territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz, an act that also involved the president of Grupo del Almanzora Rural Development, José Antonio González, as well as presidents and managers of the five GDR province.

With scientific rigor, the book includes five cultural and tourist itineraries that allow public outreach of the assets, Scenic almerienses cultural references and signs: Los Yesares suck. Landscapes glass; Landscapes with paintings in Los Vélez; Medieval landscape and Islamic imprint on La Alpujarra: Dalías and Berja; Waterscapes at the Campo de Nijar; and Archaeology and Landscapes in the Alto Almanzora.

In the book, which have been printed 1.500 copies, have also included an article on the cooperation project of Tourism and Heritage, the GDR I -made by Martin Haro, César Martín Square and Alfonso Ruiz, and a text on the European Heritage Days: Archaeology and Landscape, written by Miguel Castilian.

Bet on Culture and heritage

Elizabeth Arevalo has indicated that the Andalusian, besides investments earmarked for conservation, promoción y mejora del patrimonio, "Commitment to culture and Andalusian heritage, and one such example is the promotion of the celebration of European Heritage Days convened by the Council of Europe since 1991, Conference aimed to present assets and provide free access to monuments and sites that are usually not open to the public ".

For his part, José Manuel Ortiz, He praised the work of the GDR Almanzora and the other four GDR province, "As promoters of the project, besides editing the book, has included designing routes for five counties, through which, those who decide to travel the routes will enjoy the important heritage that offers rural Almería ". The territorial delegate, In his speech, has highlighted the work that the GDR, "Associates of the Ministry of Agriculture, which have become a benchmark of rural development, contributing to economic diversification, to creating jobs and improving the quality of life of peoples ".

European Landscape Convention

The European Union urges since 2001 protection and conservation of heritage through various policies such as the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. Within these conservation policies, highlight the European Heritage Days, held every year, and that 2015 are dedicated to Archaeology and Landscape.

On this occasion, as explained by José Antonio González, Almeria GDRs have launched the project for the promotion and dissemination of archaeological heritage Almeria, with which it comes to value and make known the immense cultural and natural heritage with Almería rural areas, result of the legacy of past societies. The origin of agriculture and livestock in Almeria goes back to the occupation of Almeria rivers like the Andarax, the Almanzora, Aguas or Antas during the III millennium BC, and development of a new civilization – Culture of Millares-, who left his mark in various regions. Behind her, major civilizations have left their mark on our agriculture as Argárica, the Iberian, Roman or Hispano ".

The European Landscape Convention introduces the philosophy aimed at protecting, management and planning of landscapes as factors of quality of life in the territory and an integral part of cultural identity. From here the coordination between the Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and Rural Development Groups Almeria, through the Provincial Cooperation Group for Tourism and Heritage, for the preparation of the book, whose publication has been financed by the Junta de Andalucía and the European Regional Development Fund.

The five routes

Los Yesares suck. Landscapes glass.

Author: Andrés Pérez Pérez.

Content: Interesting proposal to visit the important remains of Roman mining-related holdings plaster, extraction and transformation process in the first crystals were exported to ancient Rome

Landscapes with paintings in Los Vélez.

Authors: Julián Martínez García and Carmen Mellado Sáez

Content: The proposal takes a journey through the cultural legacy velezano among which the cave paintings of Cueva Ambrosio, Santong, The Gabar or Cave of the signs, interpreting the meaning of prehistoric rock phenomenon.

Medieval landscape and Islamic imprint on La Alpujarra: Dalías and Berja.

Authors: Antonio Jesus Aguilar Hormigo

Content: Interesting proposal visiting the towns of Dalías and Berja where an important cultural legacy of the Islamic era among which the Tower and Aljizar Farmstead is located, the Baths of the Queen or the Roman Amphitheatre in Berja.

Waterscapes at the Campo de Nijar.

Authors: Juan Antonio Muñoz Muñoz and Palma Isla Cristina

Content: Article that addresses the physical and human factors where water played a structuring role of practice and knowledge of our ancestors watermills, regulation of floods or water catchment systems.

Archaeology and Landscapes in the Alto Almanzora.

Authors: Pozo Rafael Marín and Nicolas Suarez de Urbina Chapman

Content: Interesting article about the factors and conditions of structuring the settlement in the Almanzora was intensely occupied since prehistoric times to the present highlighting its monumentality several forts like Oria, Purchena the Tíjola.