An Unthinkable Loss
A Consideration of Climate Change and Archaeology in the Southeastern United States
As climate change has become a global issue, it is important to assess its impacts on not only our modern day resources, but also our archaeological resources. An archaeological approach to climate change sheds light on themes of resilience, natural and cultural relationships, public outreach, social inequalities, and interdisciplinary perspectives (Hudson et al. 2012). In this paper, we organize fifteen archaeological and historical sites within the southeastern United States in a way that highlights their status regarding current climate change effects and their preservation needs. Tying these sites to these five themes, we show how consideration of southeastern archaeology can contribute to the global narrative on climate change.
Copyright (c) 2020 Dustin Bethell, Eric Bezemek, Bianca Book, Caleb Brady, Alison Bruin, Makenna Chandler, Caitlin Delmas, Michelle Gray, Analise Hollingshead, Daniel Hougland, Ariana Kline, Tara Skipton, Benjamin Stewart, Nicholas Yarbrough, Heather Young, Jayur Mehta
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