Thanks to climate change, a predicted rise in the sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern United States over the next century or two is currently modeled at a seemingly modest one to two meters. This change in the coastline, however, threatens more than 13,000 known archaeological sites, standing historic and prehistoric structures, and other cultural properties, according to a new study led by David Anderson, UT anthropology professor.
The study, which was published this week in PLOS One, has received widespread coverage in national and international media. Outlets include Forbes, Wired, UK-based The Guardian, UK Daily Mail, USA Today, Mother Jones, NexusMedia, Cosmos Magazine, National Geographic, IFL Science, Newsweek, Reuters, Voice of America, Live Science, Yahoo! News, Pacific Standard Magazine, Science Daily, Phys.Org, Archaeology, Fox News, Atlas Obscura, Sapiens, and Gizmodo UK.
A listing of 40 other articles on the study also is available on Zotero.
More coverage: The Gainesville Sun, Dale White, Jan. 7, 2018 (also ran in Ocala Star Banner, Daily Journal, MSN, News Channel 8 WFLA, Tampa Bay Times)