Approaches to monitoring and managing Indigenous Australian coastal cultural heritage places

Rowland, Michael J., Ulm, Sean, and Roe, Meredith (2014) Approaches to monitoring and managing Indigenous Australian coastal cultural heritage places. Queensland Archaeological Research, 17. pp. 37-48.

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Australia's coastal zone contains a diverse range of cultural heritage places. They are, however, negatively impacted by a multitude of natural and cultural factors. Currently there are few robust site monitoring programmes that focus on identifying the causes and directions of change in the coastal zone and the impacts that these changes have on heritage places. With case studies from Queensland, we outline and evaluate a number of potential approaches to coastal monitoring. They range from localised but inexpensive combinations of anecdotal observations coupled with geoindicators, to the use of more recent and sophisticated technologies such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing. We also propose there is a need to establish cooperative information data sharing arrangements in Australia for coastal monitoring studies.

Item ID: 37638
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-339X
Keywords: archaeology; cultural heritage management; heritage management; Indigenous Australians
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Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC Future Fellowship project number FT120100656
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2015 02:15
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 100%
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