Canadian Archaeological Association, St. John’s 2015

The CAA’s, held here in St. John’s, was a resounding success. A common thread seen within many of the presentations were the effects of climate change on the archaeological resources. The CARRA session, Responding to the challenge: Coastal heritage site management under changing climate and environment, held on the 2nd May was a timely session to have at the end of the CAA’s. The CARRA team presented three papers with the results of the CARRA project of predicting, prioritising and protecting archaeological resources on the coast:

Storey, Marc A. (Memorial University), Ariel Pollard-Belsheim (Memorial University), Christina Robinson (Memorial University) and Trevor Bell (Memorial University)

Assessing the vulnerability of archaeological sites to coastal inundation in Newfoundland and Labrador: a management tool to scope the issue

Pollard-Belsheim, Ariel (Memorial University) and Trevor Bell (Memorial University)

Current practices in the prioritization of at-risk archaeological resources for management action and their application to eroding coastal sites in Bonavsita Bay, Newfoundland

Robinson, Christina (Memorial University) and Trevor Bell (Memorial University)

Building adaptation knowledge through practice: Case studies of coastal archaeological site protection measures in Canada

In addition to these three papers Rebecca Dunham, from Fortress of Loiusbourg, presented the results of an in-depth study to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for Fortress of Loiusbourg in the face of sea-level rise:

Eroding Coastal Heritage – What Gives? Defining a Coastal Heritage Conservation Solution for the Fortress of Louisbourg

To read the abstracts for theses papers please visit the CAA web page.

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