Learning from Loss 2018


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.

In June 2018 interdisciplinary scholars from Scotland and the US convened in Edinburgh to consider action in the face of inevitable loss of coastal and carved stone heritage from accelerated processes related to climate change.  The project, "Learning from Loss," was funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute with lead partners University of St. Andrews and University of Stirling. The project team included archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, geomorphologists, conservators, and climate scientists from Scotland and the United States. Over 13 days, the project team held pre- and post-visit meetings in Edinburgh and travelled north to 28 select carved stone and coastal sites to consider the question: "How will Scotland respond to transformation in the historic environment in the face of accelerating impacts of climate change by 2030?" The team considered social and community values, prioritization (how to), responsibilities (decision makers and stakeholders), and actions. Key insights and recommendations are reviewed.


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Learning from Loss 2018. tom dawson, Sally Foster, Joanna Hambly, William B. Lees, Sarah Miller, Marcy Rockman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448963)

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

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