Encounters or Exposures? A Methodical Approach to Coastal Resiliency.

Author(s): Leah Colombo

Year: 2016


Climate change is unequivocal and recently the federal government has developed collaborative initiatives between the Departments of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify natural and historic resources that require conservation and restoration to ensure they are more resilient to changing climate. Coastal resiliency, in particular, implies the need to maintain appropriate storm barriers, such as sand dunes, re-nourished beaches, and hard stabilizing features. These actions will escalate the amount of offshore dredging, and likely increase impacts to antecedent land forms with prehistoric sites as well as historic shipwrecks that exist in both state and federal waters. This paper will discuss methodical approaches for prehistoric sites and will present significance criteria to ensure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and coastal resiliency.

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Encounters or Exposures? A Methodical Approach to Coastal Resiliency.. Leah Colombo. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434785)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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