Events from 26 July, 2016

  • Date
  • 8th August, 2016

    2016 Tom Austen Brown Lecture

    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.