Arkeolojik sit alanlarının değerlendirilmesi ve koruma sorunları: Manisa - Sardis örneği
Archaeological sites which bear the traces of past with their values, are considered as memory places of their geography. Each of archeological sites must be handled separately according to their different dynamics which are their locations, physical, geographical and cultural characteristics qualities. In addition to the problems seen in the archeological areas that have witnessed historical processes since the day they were founded, depending on the nature of the material, time , natural and atmospheric conditions ; there are also destructions that cannot be reversed due to the public improvements (zoning) and industrial movements related to demographic growth. Protect the archeological sites and ensure the continuity of this conservation approach are imperatives to transfer these areas to future generations. Within the scope of this research, regarding the Sardis Archeological Site throughout the borders of Salihli district of Manisa Province, is aimed to ; creating an inventory by documenting natural and cultural values; a holistic evaluation of historical and cultural structures in the area, archaeological excavation sites, traditional settlement and agricultural production areas ; within the framework of concept of sustainability, developing suggestions for the protection and evaluation of this area as a cultural heritage site. In this context; the datas obtained from the field survey and literature research carried out in the Sardis archaeological site and its immediate surroundings were evaluated and the problems-possibilities determined based on the results were revealed ; in addition to preserving the original quality of the area, eliminating the problems which identified in the site and improving the possibilities, suggestions for landscape design and development of tourism activities in the area have been developed.