Coastal Erosion (Other Keyword)

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Coastal Erosion and Archaeological Reosurces On National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan E. Garrett.

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Coastal Erosion and Archaeological Resources On National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan E. Garrett.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Coastal Erosion as an Arena for Change (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jane Downes. Ingrid Mainland.

The problem facing archaeological heritage through loss and damage caused by rising sea levels and increased storminess requires responses that are multi-facetted and creative. Sufficient resources to deal with exposed archaeological sites and deposits through established ‘preservation by record’ methodologies are not available anywhere. In the Scottish archipelago of Orkney the combination of sand and low lying shores and extremely rich archaeological heritage make the problems of coastal...


Environmental Report--Exploration, Mukluk Project, Ocs Lease Area 71 (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lgl Ecological Research Associates.

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Geotechnical Aspects of the Utqiagvik Project (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Reanier.

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Iita before the fall: Mitigation of a unique stratified site in the high Arctic of Greenland (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Darwent. Genevieve LeMoine. Hans Lange. Christyann Darwent.

Iita (Etah), which sits on the north shore of Foulke Fjord in northwestern Greenland, in many ways could serve as a poster child for climate-change-driven destruction of coastal sites. Sitting on an alluvial fan at the base of a steep-sloped kame deposit, the site has rich historic and late prehistoric occupations visible on its surface. But more uniquely for the high Arctic, there are also 1000 years of continuous human use locked in stratigraphically sequenced buried soils, starting with the...


Learning from Loss 2018 (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only tom dawson. Sally Foster. Joanna Hambly. William B. Lees. Sarah Miller. Marcy Rockman.

This is an abstract from the "Case Studies from SHA’s Heritage at Risk Committee" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In June 2018 interdisciplinary scholars from Scotland and the US convened in Edinburgh to consider action in the face of inevitable loss of coastal and carved stone heritage from accelerated processes related to climate change.  The project, "Learning from Loss," was funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute with lead...


New Archaeological Site Recording and Assessment Along the Southern Oregon Coast (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Taylor Dodrill. Nicholas Jew. Scott Fitzpatrick. Connor Thorud. Martin Nelson-Harrington.

As part of a newly established University of Oregon field school along the southern Oregon coast in cooperation with the Coquille Tribe and Oregon State Parks, we conducted a pedestrian survey of Bullard’s Beach State Park. During systematic survey across the southern portion of the park, we relocated known prehistoric sites, identified and mapped several new ones, and assessed site condition for each. Because the last major survey had taken place more than 20 years ago, this was an opportunity...


Nuvuk, Birnirk, Utqiaġvik, Walakpa and Beyond: All Those Sites Will Soon Be Gone (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne Jensen.

These are all classic sites, but many of them were last excavated a half century or more ago. New questions and new methods require types of data that was not collected back then; additional excavation with finer provenience control is also needed. Such work has been undertaken at sites like Cape Espenberg, but only at the Nuvuk cemetery in North Alaska. The apparent assumption by those not working in the area has been that the sites were stable, and that there was no hurry. That is no longer...


The Potential for Georeferenced Spatial Data on Coastal Erosion Sites (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ruth Maher. Robert Friel. Lindsey Kemp. Julie Bond. Stephen Dockrill.

Coastal erosion sites contain the same complexity as any other site; however, the sequences are often truncated and the recovery conditions require adaptive approaches. Although these sites are eroding, there is a need for equal rigor in their recording. The coastal erosion site at Swandro, Rousay, Orkney, has been recorded using a variety of georeferenced data sets. This paper examines the potential of micro-analysis of the 3-dimensional coordinate records of artifacts and geo-referenced...


The potential of coastally eroding palaeoenvironmental deposits and middens as climatic and cultural data reservoirs (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ingrid Mainland. Jane Downes. Scott Timpany. Julie Bond. Jen Harland.

The acute problem facing Scotland’s archaeological heritage through loss and damage by rising sea levels and increased storminess in response to global climate warming is gaining increasing recognition. This threat is prompting diverse mitigating responses, most significantly Historic Scotland's Coastal Zone Assessment Surveys and the work of the SCAPE Trust. These surveys have, however, predominately focused on the recording of cultural, rather than palaeoenvironmental remains; while midden...


Report from the Ragged Edge: Vanishing Heritage on Alaska’s North Slope (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne Jensen.

The North Slope of Alaska is home to many coastal sites with spectacular preservation, due to frozen conditions. Long considered relatively stable, these sites are now vanishing. Erosion rates have increased exponentially, due to warming permafrost, sea ice retreat and longer ice-free seasons. Coastal erosion reveals structures and features, but they are often destroyed by storms before anything significant can be done. A single recent storm removed over 30 meters of one site. North Slope...


Sandbagging the Past: Rescue Excavations at a Medieval Icelandic Fishing Station (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Frank Feeley. Lilja Pálsdóttir.

Since it's discovery in 2008, archaeologists have been performing rescue excavations at the site of Gufuskálar in Western Iceland. During the Medieval Era this site was home to one of the largest commercial fishing operations in Iceland at that time. Little is known about these early commercial ventures and most of these early fishing stations have been destroyed by later episodes of town-building. Gufuskálar is one of the best preserved examples of a medieval fishing station but, as with many...


State-Level CRM in North Carolina: a Next Phase (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark A. Mathis.

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Stripped Naked, Flayed to the Bone and then Drowned: Settlement Failure in Coastal Scotland in the 14th and 15th Centuries (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Oram.

Archaeological excavation of medieval settlements in the coastal districts of Scotland has revealed significant evidence of protracted environmental impacts on their material culture exploitation regimes and domestic economies between the later 13th and early 16th centuries. These impacts are represented chiefly by shifts in the marine species being exploited or changes in the levels, species and age profiles of livestock carried on grazing-land, or trends in the suite of cultivars represented,...


A ticking clock? Considerations for preservation, valuation and site management of Greenland’s coastal archaeology in the 21st century. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hans Harmsen. Christian Madsen. Henning Matthiesen. Bo Elberling. Jørgen Hollesen.

Documenting and evaluating the rate of deterioration at coastal archaeological sites presents a number of fundamental challenges in the Arctic. In Greenland for example, increasing soil temperatures, perennial thaws, coastal erosion, storm surges and pioneer plant species such as dwarf willow and dwarf birch are observed as increasingly detrimental to the long-term preservation of archaeological deposits and features found scattered along the country’s west coast and extensive inner fjord...


Under Threat of Erosion: Late Prehistoric to Historic Contact Houses near the Native Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly Eldridge. John Darwent. Christyann Darwent.

Historical documents note that the Shaktoolik Peninsula, located in Norton Sound, Alaska, was a nexus of interaction among local Yup’ik, Inupiat from the north, Athabaskans from the east, and Russian and American traders in the 1800s. Yup’ik populations were displaced from the area and replaced by Inupiaq groups during this time; however, limited archival, ethnographic and oral history accounts make it difficult to disentangle the local history. The archaeological record may be able to fill in...


Understanding damage due to sea level rise in Orkney: the results of recent work (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Julie Bond. Julie Gibson. Stephen Dockrill. Ruth Maher. Robert Friel.

Orkney is a Scottish archipelago, with a maritime cultural landscape spanning some 6,000 years. The archaeological evidence related to this long habitation is amongst the most complete in Northwest Europe. Three-dimensional stone architecture and frequently benign soil conditions contribute to very good preservation of individual sites in their landscapes and the UNESCO inscription of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site recognizes this. A few sites were protected in the last...