SAA Statement on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage (2022)
Apr 25, 2023
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) recognizes the accelerating loss of cultural heritage to the impacts of climate change. Beyond the damage to or complete loss of archaeological sites and scientific knowledge, climate change threatens environments and economies, many of which have critical linkages to cultural heritage resources that inform community identity, economy, sense of place, and history. We offer this statement as one of high priority for archaeologists, community partners, relevant regulatory agencies, and local, state, and federal governments.
Society for American Archaeology Statement on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage