Fire and Archaeology

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Indigenous land stewardship and mixed-severity fire regimes both promote landscape heterogeneity, and the relationship between them is an emerging area of research. In our study, we reconstructed the historical fire regime of Ne Sextsine, a 5900-ha dry...

Person: Copes-Gerbitz, Daniels, Hagerman
Created Year: 2023
Type: Document

Wildfires are one of the main threats of natural areas and often fires can affect protected or heritage areas and properties, in which the preservation requirements demand the use of non-destructive techniques (NDTs). The magnetic susceptibility is an...

Person: Sanchez-Roda, Oliva-Urcia, Gomez-Heras
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

In this episode of Fire Ecology Chats, Fire Ecology editor Bob Keane talks with Megan Friggens and Rachel Loehman about results from their study that identified the environmental and climate variables that best predict observed fire severity and fire...

Person: Keane, Friggens, Loehman
Created Year: 2022
Type: Media

The primary focus of this paper is to examine the extent to which the pattern of Neandertal fire use in southwest France occurred at other times and places during the European Late Pleistocene. In previous studies, both direct and indirect data showed...

Person: Abdolahzadeh, McPherron, Sandgathe, Schurr, Olszewski, Dibble
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

Globally, fire is a primary agent for modifying environments through the long-term coupling of human and natural systems. In southern Africa, control of fire by humans has been documented since the late Middle Pleistocene, though it is unclear when or...

Person: Davies, Power, Braun, Douglass, Mosher, Quick, Esteban, Sealy, Parkington, Faith
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

This article examines the formation processes of combustion features at the Orkhon 7 Paleolithic site in central Mongolia, employing a new multifaceted approach that combines spatial analysis with computer learning and micro-charcoal analysis. We...

Person: Marchenko, Zhilich, Rybin, Nokhrina, Bazargur, Gunchinsuren, Olsen, Khatsenovich
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

Motivation: Rapid climate change is altering plant communities around the globe fundamentally. Despite progress in understanding how plants respond to these climate shifts, accumulating evidence suggests that disturbance could not only modify expected...

Person: Napier, Chipman
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

As mega-fires have swept the North American West in recent decades, studies of past fire events have gained academic interest. Deep-time perspectives are necessary to better understand the periodicity of fire events and to identify basic drivers of...

Person: Damick, Krause, Rosen
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

The relative importance of climate change and human activities in influencing regional fire regimes during the Holocene is still a matter of debate. The introduction of agriculture during the Neolithic provides an opportunity to examine the impact of...

Person: Sweeney, Harrison, Vander Linden
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document

Humans have influenced global fire activity for millennia and will continue to do so into the future. Given the long-term interaction between humans and fire, we propose a collaborative research agenda linking archaeology and fire science that...

Person: Snitker, Roos, Sullivan, Maezumi, Bird, Coughlan, Derr, Gassaway, Klimaszewski-Patterson, Loehman
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document