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Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida): Engaging the Public to Monitor Heritage at Risk

Author(s): Sarah Miller

Year: 2017

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Along Florida’s 8,000 miles of shoreline, nearly 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 recorded historic cemeteries are at risk from coastal erosion and rising sea levels. The matter remains complex in Florida where despite the 20 percent higher rate of sea level rise compared to the global average, "climate change" remains politically taboo. This paper will outline ongoing efforts to engage the public in monitoring coastal sites, the creation of the Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida) program by the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and discuss outcomes of the inaugral Tidally United conference held in St. Augustine at Flagler College in August 2016.


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Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida): Engaging the Public to Monitor Heritage at Risk. Sarah Miller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435510)


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

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PaperId(s): 634

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