archaeology and climate change

Q&A with Marcy Rockman: Linking Archaeology and Climate Change

A virtual Q&A session with IHOPE Scientific Steering Committee member Marcy Rockman will be held on Zoom April 10th from 4 – 5pm (CET/UTC+2). This session is a follow up to the Swedigarch inspirational lecture she gave entitled The Radical Importance of Now in Linking Archaeology and Climate Change.

The Q&A discussion offers an opportunity to dive deeper into how archaeology and climate change are linked and how archaeology can be used for climate change strategies.
The inspirational lecture can be viewed on the Swedigarch webpage.

Marcy Rockman is an archaeologist with experience in national and international climate change policy. Her research focus is landscape learning, which explores how humans gather, remember, and share environmental information. She has used this to address situations as diverse as cultural resource management in the American West and homeland security risk communication in Washington, DC. In 2011–2018 Marcy served with the US National Park Service as the inaugural Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources. More recently, she has held multiple international and US national roles in the field of overlap between cultural heritage management and climate science and policy, for instance working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and coordinating climate change hearings and briefings with the US Congress. Currently, Marcy is Director of Lifting Rocks – Climate and Heritage Consulting ( and Associate Research Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.