Climate Change And The erosion of Englands Cultural Heritage

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England is an extremely historic place with many interesting historical sights. There are many exciting tourist attractions, historical museums and historical places in England. If you are looking for great history, you will be fascinated by all the 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites England provides, and the many interesting cities and towns with traditional Tudor, Roman and Victorian structures. You can take part in a lot of exciting activities while visiting these sites.

What Is Archaeology In England

Archaeology in England is an interesting field. There are many archeological sites in England and also in Wales. You can learn a lot about the different periods in English history by visiting the archeological excavations. In addition, you can learn a lot about the natural environment and also about climate change. The climate change denial is rather surprising because a large number of archeologists in Europe claim that there has been a rapid increase in archaeology over the last twenty years in many countries.

Britain is an island nation and there are several different periods in its history. During the Stone Age, England was surrounded by large groups of islands. Gradually, with increasing development, the economy developed and these island communities disappeared. However, the landscape of the island remained unchanged and a large erosion problem still occurs today.

England is a country surrounded by water on three sides and this water allows many archaeological sites to be uncovered. At the same time, severe weather conditions may destroy some historic sites or even cause flooding. It is important to adapt to both these kinds of circumstances in order to preserve the heritage of England. Archaeologists have found an increase in the number of prehistoric settlements over the last century. The climate change took place at a time when people had started to settle farm animals, so there were plenty of animals to use as a food source. Many of the farm animals disappeared as a result of climate change and flooding and most of the remaining animals were killed off.

Effects Of Climate Change

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Although climate change might have led to more archeological site excavation in some areas, it is important to consider the total cultural heritage of England. archeologists have found evidence for the existence of such as Iron Age settlements and Celts. Iron Age farming communities were built on floodplains and these people survived the rise of the sea and subsequent floods. It is likely that the same settlement would have been covered in sand during a subsequent rise in sea levels.

Most of the population in England relies on rainwater goods. These goods include fish, cereals and animal fats. Many of the items are made using unrefined salt and this combination of salty and clean ingredients makes them very attractive to consumers in need of a high-salt diet. This combination of adaptation strategy and climate change has meant that the traditional sources of livelihood have been largely displaced by markets for imported goods. For example, fish and meat were traded with other countries, rather than being consumed directly by people in an adaptive manner.

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Climate change has also caused many changes in England’s cultural heritage. Neolithic settlement was a major contributor to this process, as people settled in larger groups following the migration out of the Ice Age. There is evidence of human modification at Old Stonehenge, which has further been dated at approximately 1200 years before Christ. This shows that Neolithic settlements were much more widespread across England than previously thought. At Knutsford, for example, evidence has been found of tools and other artifacts that are believed to be associated with Neolithic cultures, including perhaps Stonehenge.


Some climate fluctuations may still have occurred in England but these would be short-lived in terms of significant impact or change. For example, during the last century, a sudden dry spell over the Pennine Mountains led to the sudden silting of the valley left by previous flooding. In the same vein, the last major Holocene extinctions may have led to the demise of many types of large mammals in England and elsewhere in Europe and beyond. However, it is likely that the Holocene extinctions were more widespread across northern Europe than previously thought, and large mammals are now seen in abundance across much of the north and central part of the UK. This evidence underlines the significance of protecting England’s cultural heritage from climate change and environmental degradation.

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