Rest in Peace: Protecting Historic Cemeteries from Natural Disasters
Author(s): Barbara A. Clark
This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
In October 2018, Hurricane Michael hit the Gulf Coast of Florida. The impact from this storm was more devastating and widespread than anyone had anticipated. Not only were coastal communities severely impacted, but the reach of the storm was felt all the way into Southern Georgia. Countless historical and archaeological sites were impacted, including many historic cemeteries. Over time patterns of damage have emerged. This poster presents those patterns, what we can learn from them, and what archaeologists can do to ensure historic cemeteries are adequately prepared for natural disasters.
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Rest in Peace: Protecting Historic Cemeteries from Natural Disasters. Barbara A. Clark. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457374)
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