Increasing sea levels could plunge the antiquated English settlements in the Americas

The rise in sea level may be a cause of concern to Jamestown in Virginia, the premiere English establishment in America. The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which launches all of NASA’s human spaceflight journeys; and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina, the loftiest brick lighthouse in the United States, a new study finds.

Researchers also say that these symbolic locations amount to around more than 13,000 archaeological and historical sites on the Atlantic and the Gulf coasts of the South Eastern United States that increasing sea level will impact this century.

Global warming may accelerate sea levels to rise by about 3.3 feet (1 meter) in the next century and by 16.4 feet (5 m) or more in the centuries afterward, according to research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and others.

These increasing sea levels could have grave consequences as besides 40 percent of people globally presently exist within a 60-mile (100 kilometers) distance from a shoreline, many in shallow areas endangered to sea level rise commensurate with reports from the United Nations and others.

Archaeologists in the recent research wanted to observe the impact rising sea levels might have on archaeological and historical sites. For example, in 1999, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was transferred about 2900 feet to safeguard it from impinging sea.

The researchers studied data from the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA), which gathers archaeological and historical data sets expanded over the past centuries.

 

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