Fire and Archaeology

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We present a quantitative reconstruction of local forest history at two sites, Stavsåkra (hemiboreal zone) and Storasjö (southern boreal zone), in southern Sweden (province of Småland) to evaluate possible causes of contrasting Holocene fire histories...

Person: Cui, Gaillard, Lemdahl, Sugita, Greisman, Jacobson, Olsson
Year: 2013
Type: Document

Many ecosystems of conservation concern owe their unique characteristics to long-term management by indigenous peoples. However, there are serious debates concerning the degree and extent of this influence. We argue that delving into the long-term...

Person: McCune, Pellatt, Vellend
Year: 2013
Type: Document

Present day lead pollution is an environmental hazard of global proportions. A correct determination of natural lead levels is very important in order to evaluate anthropogenic lead contributions. In this paper, the anthropogenic signature of early...

Person: García-Alix, Jiménez-Espejo, Lozano, Jiménez-Moreno, Martínez-Ruiz, Sanjuán, Jimenez, Alfonso, Ruiz-Puertas, Anderson
Year: 2013
Type: Document

This paper interprets macroscopic charcoal (>250 μm), humification and loss-on-ignition over the last ~14200 cal. BP from Goochs Swamp, located to the west of Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This study aimed to investigate...

Person: Black, Mooney, Attenbrow
Year: 2008
Type: Document

Ethnographic literature documents the pervasiveness of plant-management strategies, such as prescribed burning and other kinds of cultivation, among Northwest Peoples after European contact. In contrast, definitive evidence of precontact plant...

Person: Lepofsky, Lertzman
Year: 2008
Type: Document