Events from 26 July, 2016
8th August, 20166:00-7:30pm
Environmental Conservation and Archaeology
Dr Steve Wolverton
University of North Texas
Archaeologists increasingly contribute data and perspectives to conservation biology, restoration ecology, and environmental science. Although zooarchaeology, and to a lesser extent archaeobotany, have led the way, what archaeology truly has to offer stems from the unique nature of the discipline. Archaeology is the only field of study that offers a long-term record of human-environmental interactions. There are two major contributions that archaeologists provide conservationists, one philosophical and one empirical. The value of archaeology in environmental conservation is easily demonstrated through exemplary case studies.