Public Archaeology and Climate Change

Public Archaeology and Climate Change

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Public Archaeology and Climate Change promotes new approaches to studying and managing sites threatened by climate change, specifically actions that engage communities or employ ‘citizen science’ initiatives. Researchers and heritage managers around the world are witnessing severe challenges and developing innovative mechanisms for dealing with them. Increasingly archaeologists are embracing practices learned from the natural heritage sector, which has long worked with the public in practical recording projects. By involving the public in projects and making data accessible, archaeologists are engaging society in the debate on threatened heritage and in wider discussions on climate change. Community involvement also underpins wider climate change adaptation strategies, and citizen science projects can help to influence and inform policy makers. Developing threats to heritage are being experienced around the world, and as this collection of papers will show, new partnerships and collaborations are crossing national boundaries. With examples from across the globe, this selection of 18 papers detail the scale of the problem through a variety of case studies. Together they demonstrate how heritage professionals, working in diverse environments and with distinctive archaeology, are engaging with the public to raise awareness of this threatened resource. Contributors examine differing responses and proactive methodologies for the protection, preservation and recording of sites at risk from natural forces and demonstrate how new approaches can better engage people with sites that are under increasing threat of destruction, thus contributing to the resilience of our shared heritage.

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ISBN-13: 9781785707056
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 31 MB
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About the Author

Tom Dawson is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Since coming to Scotland in 2000, his two main research interests have been the management of heritage sites at risk from coastal erosion and the integration of archaeological work undertaken by communities with that of academics and professionals. He has managed two community initiatives, Shorewatch and the Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Project, winner of two British Archaeological Awards in 2014 and has published widely on coastal and community archaeology, and is the editor of Coastal Archaeology and Erosion in Scotland

Courtney Nimura is a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford where she works on projects relating to prehistoric art. She has published on a wide variety of subjects that revolve around her main research interests including rock art, European Bronze and Iron Age art, and coastal and intertidal archaeology. She has served on the board of the Nautical Archaeology Society since 2009, during which time she has been involved in coastal and intertidal archaeology education and training and has worked on a variwety of public archaeology projects.

Elías López-Romero currently holds a Junior Chair in Neolithic Societies at the La Sc Ar Bx Cluster of Excellence, Université de Bordeaux, France. His research focuses on the megalithic monuments and landscapes of the European Atlantic façade, landscape archaeology, and coastal and island archaeology. He has carried out fieldwork and research on these topics in Spain, Portugal, France and Britain and is author of a wide range of publications.

Marie-Yvane Daire is senior researcher in the National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS, France, and is affiliated with the Centre de Recherche en Archéologie, Archéosciences, Histoire (CRe AAH) research team in Rennes. She has extensive experience with the coastal archaeology on the Channel and Atlantic facade of Europe, has led several national and international projects and has a particular interest in interdisciplinary issues such as the place of heritage regarding coastal changes and Integrated Coastal Zone Management She has published widely on coastal and island archaeology.

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