Climate change and the deteriorating archaeological and environmental archives of the Arctic

Jørgen Hollesen, Martin Callanan, Tom Dawson, Rasmus Fenger-Nielsen, Tom Max Friesen, Anne M. Jensen, Adam Markham, Vibeke Vandrup Martens, Vladimir Pitulko, Marcy Rockman

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The cold, wet climate of the Arctic has led to the extraordinary preservation of archaeological sites and materials that offer important contributions to the understanding of our common cultural and ecological history. This potential, however, is quickly disappearing due to climate-related variables, including the intensification of permafrost thaw and coastal erosion, which are damaging and destroying a wide range of cultural and environmental archives around the Arctic. In providing an overview of the most important effects of climate change in this region and on archaeological sites, the authors propose the next generation of research and response strategies, and suggest how to capitalise on existing successful connections among research communities and between researchers and the public.
Udgave nummer363
Sider (fra-til)573-586
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2018