How is climate change impacting the archaeological record?

Thomas McGovern, archaeologist

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.

World heritage in danger

Bifrost gratefully acknowledges the leadership of the sustainability education project Svartarkot Culture Nature and the research networks NIES and NABO for all their valuable support and work behind the scenes that helped make the interview excerpted in this video possible. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to the Kiðagil Guesthouse, where the interview was filmed.
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)