Katie Bar the Door: The Time for Archaeologists to Respond to Climate Change Impacts is Shorter than We Think
Author(s): Scott Seibel
This is an abstract from the "The Middle Atlantic Regional Transect Approach to Climate Change Impacts on Archaeological Resources" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Even the most aggressive models of sea level rise don’t predict major inundation in the Middle Atlantic for many decades. However, the time available to archaeologists for managing coastal archaeological sites and mitigating their inevitable destruction may be far shorter than that. As awareness by politicians and the general public of the threats to coastal infrastructure hits an inflection point, there will come a time when political and physical necessity results in the monies once available for archaeological site management being reallocated to what may be rightly seen as more pressing and important issues. We need to ensure that plans are in place over the next few years to triage resources (archaeological and monetary) before the decisions are made for us.
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Katie Bar the Door: The Time for Archaeologists to Respond to Climate Change Impacts is Shorter than We Think. Scott Seibel. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452353)
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