Fire and Archaeology

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Evidence for historical fire across the eastern deciduous biome spans several fields, including paleoecology, fire scar analysis, witness tree studies, historical documents and ethnographic sources. In this paper I provide an overview of many of these...

Person: Dickinson, Ruffner
Year: 2006
Type: Document

In Early Holocene, Chernozems were assumed to have covered the entire loess landscape of the Lower Rhine basin -- today mirrored by the distribution of Luvic Phaeozems. These Luvic Phaeozems have characteristic dark brown (Bht) horizons accumulating...

Person: Gerlach, Baumewerd-Schmidt, van den Borg, Eckmeier, Schmidt
Year: 2006
Type: Document

From the text ... 'We saw how fire suppression efforts often did more damage than the fire itself -- as we also questioned the high costs of aggressive fire suppression.... Wven some members of the wildland fire management community found it...

Person: Mills
Year: 2006
Type: Document

We integrate witness tree distribution, Native American archaeological sites, and geological and topographic variables to investigate the relationships between Native American populations and pre-European settlement forest types on the Allegheny...

Person: Black, Ruffner, Abrams
Year: 2006
Type: Document

Black Ridge Brook is an upland peat site in a high rainfall area of SW England. Pollen evidence has shown that it was once wooded, with Betula and Corylus dominant, before periods of change to more open ground and the spread of mire vegetation....

Person: Blackford, Innes, Hatton, Caseldine
Year: 2006
Type: Document

Understanding the historic fire regime is essential before restoring fire to an ecosystem. Historical ecology provides a means to use both quantitative and qualitative data from different disciplines to address questions about how the traditional...

Person: Storm, Shebitz
Year: 2006
Type: Document

The oldest early Mesolithic settlements found so far (i.e. 8600 B.P.) in the interior of northern Sweden, in the province of Norrbotten, have been discovered through the application of a model simulating glacio-isostatic land uplift. The objective of...

Person: Hornberg, Bohlin, Hellberg, Bergman, Zackrisson, Olofsson, Wallin, PĂ„sse
Year: 2006
Type: Document

We collated an environmental history for a 8580 km2 study area in the Simpson Desert, Australia. Quantitative and qualitative data on climate, land-use, fire history and ecosystem dynamics were used to construct a chronology of processes threatening...

Person: Letnic, Dickman
Year: 2006
Type: Document