On a Sea of Sand: A Comparative Analysis of the Challenges to Beached Wreck Site Stability and Management

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jennifer E. Jones (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: The archaeological remains of ships in the beach zone are part of a complex and dynamic system , being periodically exposed and reburied , they vary between being both visible and frequently forgotten features of the physical and cultural coastal landscape. These limited and nonrenewable resources play an important informational role as tangible pieces of maritime heritage that also document dynamic coastal processes. Shipwreck remains in the beach zone are highly susceptible to instability within the landscape. This instability in turn , affects decisions regarding importance and management strategies. The challenges to certain management strategies may result in these resources being damaged , ignored or forgotten , leading to a potential loss of pertinent social , economic , and physical information. Although little can be done to prevent natural coastal processes , a better understanding of them allows for their mitigation and management. At the same time , an understanding of perceptions toward the beached wreck resource and associated management practices may guide practitioner decision-making and allow for the development of appropriate and innovative strategies of management.

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Language: English
Date: 2017
cultural resource management

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