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Coastal archaeological sites threatened by rises in sea level

Sea level rise due to climate change poses a threat to thousands of key archaeological sites, per a study published in PLOS ONE. The study looked at data about archaeological sites in nine southeastern states and found that a rise of about 1 meter, or about 3.3 feet, would result in the loss of more than 13,000 sites, while a rise of about 5 meters, or about 16.4 feet, would harm more than 32,000 sites in that region.

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