Fire and Archaeology

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The inability to distinguish between human-caused and lightning ignitions in fire-history studies has led to three major problems: 1) a basic assumption that all pre-Euro-American settlement fire regimes are ''natural'' unless...

Person: Masters, Galley, Gassaway
Year: 2007
Type: Document

Currently most fire histories for time before the historic period and constructed from fire-scarred trees. But there are few tree-ring studies for most of the interior Great Basin and tree-scar records cannot be obtained for shrub-grass vegetation...

Person: Barker, Gregory, Livingston, Mensing, Biondi
Year: 2007
Type: Document

The objective of the proposed project is to develop a methodology for reconstructing the long-term history of fire frequency and effects on the sage-grass landscapes in the Great Basin, a landscape type for which few studies are available but which...

Person: Barker, Biondi, Gregory, Livingston, Mensing
Year: 2007
Type: Project