reference : International approaches to climate change and cultural heritage

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Abstract Anthropogenic climate change is increasingly threatening cultural heritage; cultural resource managers, communities, and archaeologists are confronting this reality. Yet the phenomenon is happening over such a wide range of physical and sociocultural contexts that it is a problem too big for any one organization or discipline to tackle. Therefore, the sharing of best practices and examples between the communities dealing with this problem is essential. This article presents examples from communities, cultural resource managers, and archaeologists who are engaging with climate change–based threats to cultural heritage. Our presentation of these international activities follows the US National Park Service (NPS) four-pillar approach to climate-change threats to cultural heritage: science, mitigation, adaptation, and communication. We discuss this approach and then present a number of cases in which communities or institutions are attempting to manage cultural heritage threatened by climate change through these four pillars. This article restricts itself to examples that are taking place outside of the USA and concludes with some general recommendations for both archaeologists and funding entities.
Author Hambrecht, George; Rockman, Marcy
DOI 10.1017/aaq.2017.30
Database Provider Cambridge University Press
EPub Date 2017/08/07
ISSN 0002-7316
Issue 4
Journal American Antiquity
Name of Database Cambridge Core
Pages 627-641
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Title International approaches to climate change and cultural heritage
Volume 82
Year 2017
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