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Future Proofing Communities and Preserving Cultural Resources

Author(s): Sandra Pentney

Year: 2016

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Climate change is already having observable effects on cultural resources within both the natural and built environments. As communities and governments strive to protect their assets from climate change impacts there is opportunity for advanced preservation practices. On the flip side of this, a lack of preservation planning within the construct of future proofing assets may have irreversible and detrimental effects to cultural resources of all types. This paper delves into opportunities for preservation while planning for climate change effect mitigation.

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Future Proofing Communities and Preserving Cultural Resources. Sandra Pentney. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404416)


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America