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Coastal Archaeology, the Anthropocene, and the Future of Island Ecosystems

Coastal Archaeology, the Anthropocene, and the Future of Island Ecosystems

Monday, January 26, 2015

Th Wenner-Gren Foundation

Presented By

Presented by the Anthropology Section


At this time, a blizzard is projected for NYC and the northeast region on Monday night/Tuesday (snow accumulations of 18-24 inches, high winds, and white out conditions).

Given this forecast, the Anthropology Section Lecture "Coastal Archaeology, the Anthropocene, and the Future of Island Ecosystems" has been cancelled, to ensure the safety of the speakers and attendees.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that the lecture cancellation may cause you.

Thank you in advance for your understanding, and please be safe in the storm.


Torben Rick
Program in Human Ecology and Archaeobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


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We live in a time of rapid global ecological change and degradation, prompting many to speculate that we have entered the Anthropocene, a time dominated by human activities. Coastal archaeology and historical ecology provide an important framework for understanding contemporary environmental problems and can help guide future conservation, restoration, and management. Drawing on examples from California's Channel Islands and other island ecosystems around the world, I explore the ways that archaeology can help enhance contemporary environmental management and chart a course for future collaborative research around the world.

Buffet reception preceding lecture from 6pm, free for students.

Registration Pricing

This meeting is free.

Travel & Lodging

Meeting Location

The Wenner-Gren Foundation

470 Park Avenue South, between 31st and 32nd Streets
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016