Fire and Archaeology

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The myth persists that in 1492 the Americas were a sparsely populated wilderness, 'a world of barely perceptible human disturbance.' There is substantial evidence, however, that the Native American landscape of the early sixteenth century was...

Person: Denevan
Year: 1992
Type: Document

Although firesetting is well recognized as one of the most ancient mining techniques for breaking up rocks, surprising little is known about the way in which it was practised. This article reviews not only the archaeological and historical evidence,...

Person: Craddock
Year: 1992
Type: Document