Sunday, July 17, 2005

Damage to Nile Delta caused by climate change
This article focuses on the impacts of the changing environment on the future of the Nile Delta. It looks principally at the economic and social consequences of increasing salinity and higher water tables, but it does occur to me that there are potential impacts on the archaeology of the area as well, as neither water nor salinity are good for archaeological sites or monuments. It has been the experience of archaeologists working at prehistoric sites like Buto that early levels are already beneath the current water table. An interesting article in its own right, too.

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