Fire and Archaeology

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Anthropogenic fires have been a key form of disturbance in southern ecosystems for more than 10,000 years. Archaeological and ethnohistorical information reveal general patterns in fire use during the five major cultural periods in the South; these are...

Person: Fowler, Konopik
Year: 2007
Type: Document

It is widely believed that Australian Aborigines utilized fire to manage many landscapes; however, to what extent this use of fire impacted on Australia's ecosystems remains uncertain. The late Pleistocene/ Holocene fire history from three sites...

Person: Black, Mooney, Haberle
Year: 2007
Type: Document

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

Knowledge of past fire regimes is crucial for understanding the changes in fire frequency that are likely to occur during the coming decades as a result of global warming and land-use change. This is a key issue for the sustainable management of forest...

Person: Carcaillet, Bergman, Delorme, Hornberg, Zackrisson
Year: 2007
Type: Document

Knowledge of past fire regimes is crucial for understanding the changes in fire frequency that are likely to occur during the coming decades as a result of global warming and land-use change. This is a key issue for the sustainable management of forest...

Person: Carcaillet, Bergman, Delorme, Hornberg, Zackrisson
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

The meaning of 'natural' as a guideline for managing public forests is questioned. Evidence of a rapidly shifting flora over eastern North America in recent geologic time is presented along with historical evidence of the open character of...

Person: Buckner
Year: 1983
Type: Document