Navigating disciplinary challenges to global sustainability science: an archaeological model

Authors

  • Mark J Hudson Research Institute for Sustainable Environments and Cultures, University of West Kyushu, Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.40.17

Keywords:

sustainability, interdisciplinarity, archaeological research

Abstract

Current threats posed by anthropogenic climate change, biodiversity loss, the degradation of ecosystem services, and other related impacts of human activity require a concerted res- ponse through a global science of sustainability. The threats faced by humanity are so extensive that all academic disciplines are affected in some way and all have a role to play in developing potential responses. Given that few academic disciplines have traditionally focused on issues of ecology or sustainability, however, major challenges remain with respect to how we might build a global science of sustainability that can support concrete policy and interventions. This paper proposes a developmental model with five levels of research and practice required for an effective global sustainability science and examines some of the challenges faced by archaeology in moving up these levels.

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Published

8. 12. 2013

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How to Cite

Hudson, M. J. (2013). Navigating disciplinary challenges to global sustainability science: an archaeological model. Documenta Praehistorica, 40, 219-226. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.40.17