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A preliminary study of cave, rock-shelters and waterfalls in Owerre-Ezukala, Orumba south local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria

Itanyi, E.I., Okonkwo, E.E. and Afamefuna, E.P. (2013) A preliminary study of cave, rock-shelters and waterfalls in Owerre-Ezukala, Orumba south local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Tourism and Heritage Studies, 2 (1). pp. 32-43.

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Abstract

The study of caves and rock - shelters over time has been of immense value to both archaeologists and tourism specialists alike. To the former, they provide information on the habitation pattern of the past occupants, including their dietary habits and religious beliefs; while the latter perceive caves and rock - shelters as a means of experiencing ecotourism, learning and relaxation. Waterfalls are also appreciated for their aesthetics and as valued source of ecotourism experience. This preliminary study is aimed at bringing to limelight the tourism potentialities of the cave/rock - shelters and waterfalls in our study location. We used GPS along with direct observation/interview to locate the site, identify their inherent features and subsequently map them.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Association for Tourism Development in Nigeria
Copyright: © 2013 E.I. Itanyi et al
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57604
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