Shining a Light on the Past: Jupiter Inlet

Author(s): Sara Ayers-Rigsby; Mallory Fenn

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Case Studies from SHA’s Heritage at Risk Committee" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is one element of a multi-component site at risk due to storm surge, erosion, and inclement weather events.  The Florida Public Archaeology Network's southeast region has documented the site after hurricanes, and trained local volunteers to assess damage to the site.  This paper will document the effect of various weather events on the site and address how the impact of visible and quantifiable erosion can mobilze a community to take action to protect resources.  When assessing at risk sites, how do we weigh elements like economic impact of a site to the region or its value as a tourist site, alongside its research value? This paper will also address how we can try to capitalize on research opportunities presented by significant weather events. 

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Shining a Light on the Past: Jupiter Inlet. Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Mallory Fenn. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448961)

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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): 268