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Combining glaciological and archaeological methods for gauging glacial archaeological potential

Rogers, Stephanie R. ; Fischer, Mauro ; Huss, Matthias

In: Journal of Archaeological Science, 2014, vol. 52, p. 410–420

Recent climate changes have led to an increase in the exposure of archaeological remains in frozen environments due to the melting of glaciers and ice patches, and the thawing of permafrost. In some cases, the discovery of glacial archaeological findings has occurred due to chance. In order to avoid the risk of losing exceptional, often organic, cultural remains due to decomposition, systematic...