Archaeology in a nature and climate crisis

Dr Hannah Fluck
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE


We are all aware that we are in the midst of a global nature and climate crisis, and discussions of the
urgency of responses, for nature recovery, for looking after the natural world dominate media and
public dialogue. However, it is less clear where and how archaeology fits within this context. What is
the role of an archaeologist in a nature and climate crisis? How can we balance caring for our
cultural and natural heritage? As the biggest private landowner in the country and a conservation
charity with responsibility for nature, beauty and heritage for everyone, forever we are exploring
the answers to these questions on a daily basis. This presentation will draw on those experiences to
try to pose some answers, and some challenges for an archaeology that is fit for such a tumultuous