The Investigation of the Factors That Affect the Preservation of Underwater Archaeological Sites
In recent years site environmental assessments have been recognized as a fundamental part of effective cultural resource management. However, the inclusion of an assessment of the natural and burial environment in underwater archaeological investigation has not been adopted universally. This paper reviews the various benefits of environmental impact assessments and geographic information systems (GIS), to develop methodologies to enable such evaluations to be carried out routinely on underwater archaeological sites in the future.
KeywordsGeographic Information System Geographic Information System Archaeological Site Environmental Impact Assessment Historical Archaeology
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