Climate change risk assessment of coastal archaeological resources in San Diego County
Climate change poses threats to both inland and coastal archaeological resources alike. Sites along the coast of San Diego County are under various threats such as inundation and erosion due to sea level rise. For over two years, the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) and the San Diego County Archaeological Society (SDCAS) have been directing the Climate Change Project to assess the effects of climate change on San Diego County resources. This study utilizes GIS analysis to examine coastal sites recorded by the Climate Change Project and compares those data with elevation and erosion models to create a risk map of the San Diego coastline. This map can then be used by agencies such as California State Parks when deciding where to concentrate preservation efforts.
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Climate change risk assessment of coastal archaeological resources in San Diego County. Lauren Downs, Sandra Pentney, Marla Mealey, Nicole Turner, Natalie Brodie. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430034)
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Abstract Id(s): 17441