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Rising seas may submerge 13,000 US historical sites

MIAMI: An expected sea level rise of just a few feet (one meter) will submerge more than 13,000 places of archeological significance in the southeastern United States, researchers said Wednesday. Burial grounds, early settlements, and space agency launchpads are among the historical places at risk, and the impact of the changing climate will be massive, said the study in the journal PLOS ONE. "Vast numbers of archeological sites will be lost where Native inhabitants, early settlers, and enslaved and later freed peoples…