Fire and Archaeology

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The timing of the human control of fire is a hotly debated issue, with claims for regular fire use by early hominins in Africa at ~1.6 million y ago. These claims are not uncontested, but most archaeologists would agree that the colonization of areas...

Person: Roebroeks, Villa
Year: 2011
Type: Document

Palaeoecology may contribute to the debate on nature conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage. Here we present two palaeo-records from the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve and National Park in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The park comprises...

Person: Kirleis, Pillar, Behling
Year: 2011
Type: Document

A recent scientific project funded by the Joint Fire Science Program studied the potential impact of wildland fire on near-surface archeological resources at six diverse sites within the Midwest Region of the National Park Service (NPS). Information...

Person: Sturdevant
Year: 2011
Type: Document

This specialist report is an assessment of the potential for the aerial application of fire retardant to affect the character and integrity of historic properties. Additional general information about fire retardant can be found in the EIS.

Person: Reed
Year: 2011
Type: Document