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Title: Climate change and archaeological sites: adaptation strategies
Other Titles: Cultural heritage from pollution to climate change
Authors: Cassar, JoAnn
Keywords: Stone -- Conservation and restoration -- Malta
Megalithic temples -- Conservation and restoration -- Malta
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Malta
Stone buildings -- Maintenance and repair -- Malta
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Edipuglia
Citation: Cassar, J. (2016). Climate change and archaeological sites: adaptation strategies. In R.A. Lefèvre, & C. Sabbioni (Eds.), Cultural heritage from pollution to climate change (pp. 119-127). Santo Spirito (Bari): Edipuglia.
Abstract: Climate change varies from temperature increases, to changes in humidity cycles, to increased frequency and severity of extreme events. The known and predicted effects of this change on the archaeological heritage, both that which is known and that which is still buried, will be summarised in this paper. A synopsis of the main reports and recommendations by UNESCO and ICOMOS, the two main international players where the safeguarding of heritage properties is concerned, will be given, with special emphasis on how these affect archaeological sites, and how these measures can actually be put into practice. Finally, current actions for the conservation of a World Heritage site which may be affected by climate change – a case study – will be discussed.
ISBN: 978-88-7228-801-6
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