Monthly Archives: December 2010

Long Overdue Thank You’s to Some CiP Followers

Lately I have made enthusiastic attempts to reach out the growing community of cultural heritage, museum, and archaeology bloggers, in hopes that they might find Culture in Peril a useful resource for the cross-fertilization of ideas.  My belief is that … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Thank You’s To Some CiP Followers

Lately I have made enthusiastic attempts to reach out the growing community of cultural heritage, museum, and archaeology bloggers, in hopes that they might find Culture in Peril a useful resource for the cross-fertilization of ideas.  My belief is that … Continue reading

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Graffiti Vandals Hit Rock Art Sites in American Southwest

The most recent post at Cultural Heritage in Danger reminds us of the ongoing threats to exposed and unprotected cultural heritage sites in the United States and abroad.  In this case, rock art sites in Nevada and Arizona have been planned targets … Continue reading

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Sagamore Hill: Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Summer White House’

My two-day local heritage tour ended with a chilly visit to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.  Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of United States, passed seven summers here between 1902 and 1908.  A native of Manhattan, Roosevelt grew up visiting this part … Continue reading

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A Few Historic Sites on Long Island, NY

Today was a good day for a brief heritage tour of Long Island’s historic landmarks.  Here are select photographs I took while driving through Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Oyster Bay, and Laurel Hollow.  Located on the north coast of Suffolk County, these gorgeous seaside … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the World Archaeological Heritage

WEATHER. Sometimes a “good” archaeologist. Other times a “bad” archaeologist. *** A March/April 2009 feature article, “Climate Change: Sites in Peril,” published in Archaeology magazine, discusses some of the environmental threats facing archaeological sites around the world.  Global warming, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, … Continue reading

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Endangered Breton Language Faces Extinction

In previous posts I have explored the alarming issue of language loss as it relates to the preservation (and extinction) of collective human knowledge and world cultures. Whether reporting the death of the last living member of the Bo language group, discussing the … Continue reading

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