EAA Glasgow 2015

Lors de l’EAA Glasgow 2015 (European Association of Archaeologist) les 2-5 septembre 2015, une séance sur l’archéologie participative et la menace du changement climatique dirigé par Tom Dawson (SCAPE Trust / University of St Andrews) a été mise en place dans la session « Communicating Archaeology ».

Vous pouvez visionner la présentation ALeRT intitulé « Coastal erosion and public archaeology in Brittany (France): recent experiences from the Alert project » ici

Résumé de la session « Engaging the public with archaeology threatened by climate change » :

There is a long-established tradition of rescue archaeology at sites threatened by development, and the principle of ‘polluter pays’ is referenced in the laws and planning guidance of many European countries. But what happens when there is no developer, when it is natural processes that threaten a site? The threats are many, including flooding, erosion, sea level rise, thawing of permafrost, and drying up of waterlogged deposits; and worryingly, climate change predictions suggest that the problem is likely to increase. The problems are severe, but the mechanisms are still developing. How should heritage professionals work at sites threatened by natural processes?Natural heritage organisations have long involved the public to highlight these problems, and there is an increasing move for archaeologists to engage with this tradition. Our profession has much to learn, but citizen science projects involving the public in collecting data; innovative ways of monitoring; and new, rapid, digital recording techniques are being developed. In addition, digital and social media channels, visualizations and bespoke museum displays should engage the public in the wider debate on the threat to heritage at a time of changing climate. This session will question how heritage professionals can engage more with the public to rescue information before it is too late. It will seek examples of techniques that can be applied for the community recording and monitoring of sites. It will look for examples from across Europe and further abroad with an aim to discussing the pros and cons of community involvement in the recording of sites that will otherwise be lost. The session will focus on, but is not limited to:1. Communication through citizen science and crowd-sourced data2. Digital recording of heritage threatened by climate change3. Developing methods of photogrammetry, aerial and drone photography 4. Innovative methods of communicating archaeology.

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