Anthropology's Ford to Conduct National Park Service Webinar on Maritime Cultural Landscapes

Posted on 3/21/2018 11:33:21 AM

Ben Ford will lead a National Park Service ArcheoThursday Webinar on Thursday, March 22, to discuss maritime cultural landscapes in the context of heritage management.

The maritime cultural landscape approach combines all of the evidence of past human interaction with the sea within an area in order to interpret and understand human-nature relationships. This approach allows the heritage of many different groups to be appreciated and integrated through their shared used of a landscape. It also leverages the shared desire to preserve these places with an interest in the physical environment leading to more effective historic and environmental preservation. By engaging with broader concerns about sea level rise and the multivocality of the past, the maritime cultural landscape approach is increasingly seen as an effective cultural heritage management tool, as well as a fruitful field of research.

ArcheoThursday is a National Park Service (NPS) sponsored webinar series designed to expose NPS cultural resource managers to cutting edge research and new ideas in heritage management.

Department of Anthropology