Public Monitoring of Maritime Cultural Resources Along Coastal Regions

Author(s): Austin L Burkhard

Year: 2018


Historically coastal regions have been some of the most treacherous navigable waterways for mariners due to high wave turbidity, oceanic currents, and meteorological phenomena. As such, the probability of the public encountering the resulting cultural resources is more likely in these areas. These cultural resources found in the constantly changing coastal environment has created the opportunity for the author, working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to develop a shipwreck tagging program to track the degradation and movement of shipwreck timbers to manage cultural resources through public participation. Each timber is documented and given a tag, which contains a quick response (QR) code and web address the public can access. This technological feature sends a digital form from which real time data acquisition is provided to archaeologists. This program has created a base model from which a cultural resource management system in the state of Florida will be implemented. 

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Public Monitoring of Maritime Cultural Resources Along Coastal Regions. Austin L Burkhard. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441437)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 635