Assessing Threats to Coastal Sites: A Trial Run on St Croix, USVI

Author(s): Eric Klingelhofer

Year: 2018


The International Association for Caribbean Archaeology's Endangered Sites Task Force is concerned about the threat to coastal sites by rising sea levels. In March 2017, a small team of Mercer University non-archaeology students participated in a project on ST Croix, USVI, to determine how local populations could best provide measurable information to professional archaeologists and cultural resource managers. The five-day project assessed ten sites assigned by the USVI Territorial Archaeologist. Through trial and error, the resulting 'Mercer Method' of data collection proved that using available smartphones and GPS proved much more effective than traditional survey procedures.

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Assessing Threats to Coastal Sites: A Trial Run on St Croix, USVI. Eric Klingelhofer. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442502)

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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20248