Anthropology, Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Samuel Hanes, Alice Kelley, Kirk Maasch, Christopher Mares
Over the latter half of the Holocene – approximately the past 5,000 years – along the Adriatic Coast, the climate regime has been relatively stable with mild temperatures and a low tidal range. Humans have adapted and interacted with their environments within this context, building settlements and expanding civilizations close to sea level. These anthropogenic legacies left behind and modified over the millennia constitute cultural heritage.
Croatia’s Central Dalmatian Coastline, extending between the modern-day cities of Zadar and Split along the Adriatic Sea, is a rich repository of both built and landscape cultural heritage. Croatia’s cultural heritage is and will continue to be threatened by human-induced climate change over the coming century. This thesis explores the effects of climate change on cultural heritage in Central Dalmatia along Eastern Adriatic Coast.
Bernheim, Lilja, "Exploring the Intersection of Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: the Case of Croatia’s Eastern Adriatic Coast" (2020). Honors College. 579.