Fire and Archaeology

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The purpose of this special issue is to present the findings of a collaborative, interdisciplinary eco-archaeological project that is examining evidence for indigenous landscape management practices in central coastal California in Late Holocene and...

Person: Lightfoot, Lopez
Year: 2013
Type: Document

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

The San Carlos Apache Tribe has worked toward incorporating natural fire regimes into their strategic fire planning and management goals in order to maintain ecosystem resilience and diversity. In exploring this significant theme, this report addresses...

Person: Kelly, Nosie, Pater, Johnson, Barborinas, Hetzler, Grauel
Year: 2013
Type: Document

Prescribed burning is increasingly being used in the deciduous forests of eastern North America. Recent work suggests that historical fire frequency has been overestimated east of the prairie-woodland transition zone, and its introduction could...

Person: Matlack
Year: 2013
Type: Document

Prescribed burning is increasingly being used in the deciduous forests of eastern North America. Recent work suggests that historical fire frequency has been overestimated east of the prairie-woodland transition zone, and its introduction could...

Person: Matlack
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

Person: Farella, Reiser
Year: 2013
Type: Media

This study brought together a team of ecologists, archaeologists, environmental historians, indigenous peoples, and land managers within a research framework combining an ethnographic investigation of traditional practices with cutting-edge...

Person: Johnson
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

In this final paper, we summarize the results of the eco-archaeological project, address five research questions concerning anthropogenic burning on the central California coast in Late Holocene and early historical times, and outline plans for future...

Person: Lightfoot, Cuthrell, Boone, Byrne, Chavez, Collins, Cowart, Evett, Fine, Gifford-Gonzalez, Hylkema, Lopez, Misiewicz, Reid
Year: 2013
Type: Document