Online event: What can archaeology tell us about the past and future of climate change?

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male inspecting objects on ground, female seated behind By examining the effects of past climate change, we can look forward to see how climate deterioration could impact our cultural heritage.

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Date:
Monday 21 September 2020 05:30 pm until Monday 21 September 2020 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Future Students Centre
1300 135 045
Presented by:
Dr Keir Strickland and Professor Susan Lawrence, Archaeology
Type of Event:
Future Student Information
Cost:
Free

In the middle of a global pandemic, it might be easy to forget that we’re also in the middle of a climate crisis. However, while the current rate of climate change is unprecedented, the world has seen climate shifts before – on both regional and global scales.

In this webinar, Dr Keir Strickland and Professor Susan Lawrence will examine what archaeology can tell us about the impacts of climate change events on past societies – from shifts in farming and settlement patterns to the collapse of civilisations.

We’ll also take some time to look forward – and examine the impacts that climate deterioration could have on cultural heritage and archaeology as a profession.

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