Managing Underwater Cultural Heritage: Navigating the Natural Hazards, the Man-Made Hazards, and the Red Tape

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  • Beyond the Waters’ Edge: Complexity and Conservation Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage by Public Agencies in North Carolina. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Watkins-Kenney.

    Since the 1980s, heritage conservation has expanded in scope and complexity beyond just concern with technical preservation of tangible remains to also preserve intangible aspects. More than one conservation strategy may be possible but could have very different consequences for use of remains in the present and future. In many countries, those responsible for deciding which strategy to take are managers employed in public agencies. Understanding the nature of the system in which management...

  • Into the Blue: Underwater Archaeology in California State Parks (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Tricia Dodds. Denise Jaffke.

    The Underwater Parks of California are located primarily along the coastline, stretching from Mendocino County in the north to San Diego County in the south. Mono Lake, D.L. Bliss, Emerald Bay-Lake Tahoe, and Lake Perris represent inland underwater parks. The California Department of Parks and Recreation’s underwater parks program was established in 1968 to preserve the best and most unique representative examples of the state’s natural underwater ecosystems found in coastal and inland waters....

  • New Management Strategies for Submerged Cultural Resources in the U.S. National Park Service. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Bert S. Ho. Charles Lawson. Jessica Keller.

    With ever increasing stresses to cultural resources in the U.S. National Parks from natural and man-made threats, managers of these resources must evolve and adapt to protect and preserve them all. Some solutions limit or deny access because of the delicate state of the resource or because of the sensitive nature of its history. However, providing access and presenting the past to park visitors in a meaningful way is a primary responsibility of managing places that belong to all Americans. For...

  • Perspectives on Underwater Cultural Heritage Management of Hispaniola (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Charles D Beeker.

    Hispaniola is the epicenter of Colombian contact from the 1492 Santa Maria to the first sustained interaction between peoples of the Old and New Worlds at La Isabela. Since 1992, Indiana University has worked in the Dominican Republic to study and protect its significant historic and prehistoric Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH). Most notably, the Living Museums in the Sea initiative is a sustainable management strategy that provides an alternative to the commercial exploitation of submerged...

  • What are the Potential Effects of an Oil Spill on Coastal Archaeological Sites? (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Scott R Sorset. Mark A Rees.

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have collaborated to determine the immediate and long-term impacts of an oil spill on cultural resources and archaeological sites in the coastal zone. Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the immediate and long-term impacts of oil and dispersants on cultural resources and archaeological sites remain unknown. Concerns include effects that might diminish or destroy the site’s future research...