Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, Anders Birgersson and Thomas McGovern. How is climate change impacting the archaeological record? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 30 November 2017 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
How is climate change impacting the archaeological record?
Rising sea levels, storminess, and coastal erosion, among other effects of climate change, pose significant threats to heritage and the environmental archive, resulting in potential losses of knowledge that archaeologist Thomas McGovern compares to the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria.