National, International Media Share Anderson Study on Climate Change, Destruction of Archaeological Sites

Thanks to climate change, a predicted rise in the sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern United States over the next century or two is currently modeled at a seemingly modest one to two meters. This change in the coastline, however, threatens more than 13,000 known archaeological sites, standing historic and prehistoric structures, and other cultural properties, according to a new study led by David Anderson, UT anthropology professor.

The study, which was published this week in PLOS One, has received widespread coverage in national and international media. Outlets include Forbes, Wired, UK-based The Guardian, UK Daily Mail, USA Today, Mother JonesNexusMedia, Cosmos Magazine, National Geographic, IFL ScienceNewsweek, Reuters, Voice of America, Live Science, Yahoo! NewsPacific Standard Magazine, Science Daily, Phys.Org, Archaeology, Fox News, Atlas Obscura, and Sapiens.

A listing of 40 other articles on the study also is available on Zotero.