Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

1.5 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, 6.1 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES

Publication Details

Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, vol. 13, no. 4, 293-310

Abstract

This article identifies the current state of knowledge in the literature regarding the possible impacts of future climatic change on archaeological sites and ensembles. Drawing on the literature review a matrix of potential impacts is collated to provide a simplified overview. This theoretical ‘menu’ is then tested by applying it to a vulnerability assessment of the World Heritage site of Skellig Michael in Ireland. The case study results reveal some knowledge gaps, particularly in regard to the impacts of climate change on buried archaeological remains.