The library is on fire, now what? Assessing the damage and how to approach it: A case study from the Chesapeake Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay, one of the largest marine estuaries in the world, serves as a microcosm of the forces of shoreline environmental change such as sea level rise, land subsidence and erosion and the impacts that such change has on the archaeological record. Using shoreline analysis, empirical observations and predictive modeling of four counties along the Bay, this project seeks to establish an understanding of the impacts on known archaeological sites in the study area as well as to assess potential high-probability site locations. The resulting data can be employed by government agencies, policy-makers, conservationists and others to determine the threat level posed by environmental change at the shoreline, thereby empowering informed decision-making about the allocation of resources to address the most urgent needs first.
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- Burning Libraries: Environmental Impacts on Heritage and Science •
- Society for American Archaeology 82nd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC (2017)
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The library is on fire, now what? Assessing the damage and how to approach it: A case study from the Chesapeake Bay.. Brian Bates, Walter Witschey, Craig Rose, Mary Farrell, Erin West. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431037)
North America - Southeast
min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;
Abstract Id(s): 15472