Taking a deep-time perspective on climate change, this event for British Science Week considers how the climate crisis has affected archaeological understandings of ancient societies, and the sustainable conservation of heritage for future ones.
How did past societies interact with, modify and respond to climate change? How has knowledge of the climate crisis altered our understanding of past societies? How can we mitigate the effects of climate change on our archaeological record today to preserve it for the future? At this event, expert speakers will consider how the physical remains of past societies are intertwined with the environment, climate, and rapidly evolving understandings of the Anthropocene.
Our expert speakers will include academic archaeologists as well as professionals involved in heritage preservation, who will talk on topics including human agency in climate modification, climatic events, river management, environmental archaeology and the conservation of heritage sites. We will consider how in this age of climate crisis we might better understand patterns, processes and dynamics of climate change that enable transformation towards a resilient, sustainable and flourishing archaeological future.
Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 UTC on 13 March 2024.