Archaeological site management, which is a new concept for Turkey consists of; classification of archeological heritage, determination and definition of its characteristics and as a result of this, preservation of archeological site along with their interaction fields by the formation of the archeological inventory of the region/locale, and evaluation of new utilizations to be brought to the field in the context of preservation in order to meet the necessities to occur in the social benefiting process and in this context, the managerial structuring to determine the required measure and activity plans, and managerial activities.
In the study, the necessity of management plan preparation of archeological landscaping which are the candidates to be included in the UNESCOs world heritage list and the management plan content was scrutinized. The results of the examinations were discussed on Arslantepe Mound, which is included in the temporary list of World Culture of the UNESCO, located at 7km northeast of Malatya, at Orduzü District near the west bank of the Euphrates River (Karakaya Dam Lake), and whose history going back to 5000 B.C. to the 11th century A.D.
As a result of the study, the problems were determined at the site due to the lack of a management plan as a result of the land observations and meetings held with the authorities.
Archaeological Site, Archaeological Site Management, Arslantepe Mound