En el marco del congreso anual de la Asociación Europea de Arqueólogos (EAA), que se celebrará en Helsinki (Finlandia) del 29 de agosto al 1 de septiembre de 2012, organizamos una sesión sobre patrimonio litoral y erosión costera:
Over the Edge - Heritage Management and Coastal Erosion
Organisers: Tom Dawson (University of St Andrews; UK), Marie?Yvane Daire (Université Rennes; France) and Elias Lopez?Romero (Spanish National Research Council; Spain).
Coastal archaeology is a fragile resource, threatened by rising sea levels and severe storms in addition to human pressure. Polar areas are also threatened by a thawing of pack ice and of ground surfaces, leading to increased erosion. Coastal managers often choose between defending the coastline or a programme of "managed retreat". Some have suggested that climate change will make the problem worse in the future, while efforts to combat climate change, such as the building of offshore wind farms, is also impacting upon the coastal resource. The latter option inevitably leads to the loss of archaeological sites. This session will explore the vulnerability of Europe's coastlines; the threat that archaeological sites are under; and how archaeologists are responding to that threat. The session is interested in papers from all European seas, including the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Papers are invited that explore different methods of measuring the threat posed by coastal processes to archaeological sites and of ways of prioritising action at threatened sites. Examples of best practice are sought for the preservation or recording of vulnerable sites. Discussions on when it is acceptable to abandon an archaeological site to the sea are also welcomed. The aim of the session is to raise awareness of a growing threat to our archaeological heritage and to explore the management options available for tackling a growing problem.
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Elías López-RomeroDoctor contratado JAE-Doc
Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio (Incipit)