Preservation and Conservation of Grooves and Sacred Trees: A Form of Cultural Heritage in Selected Towns in Lagos State. Nigeria


Traditionally, the south Western (Yoruba) people appreciate and hold their traditional heritage in high esteem. In an attempt to keep it, efforts are made to protect it through taboos, signs and symbols to scare people either from entering it incessantly to break the rules that guides it or destroy some of the artefacts or materials sacred to their use.However the development to upgrade villages to town and towns to cities threatened their existence especially the grooves, sacred trees and place of meeting or worship. In this regard l intend to evaluate how these cultural heritage are being preserved or retain in the selected towns, how does modernization or social development affect their preservation?, Is there any benefit or disadvantage to their preservation or total eradication?. It's social implications in day to day activities will also be examined. In order to achieve this, l will interview those who are benefiting from its preservation i.e. the worshipers, custodians and the members of the community where this can be found. The latter will be divided into two groups; adults and the youths. I also intend to visit some of the existing ones to access their sustenance in the nearest future.

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Oluwakemi Taiwo Olabode, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Nigeria

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Conference: HCNY2018
Stream: Heritage Perception and Management

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