Fire and Archaeology

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Agro-pastoral activities in the past act as environmental legacy and have shaped the current cultural landscape in the European Alps. This study reports about prehistoric fire incidents and their impact on the flora and vegetation near the village of...

Person: Dietre, Walser, Kofler, Kothieringer, Hajdas, Lambers, Reitmaier, Haas
Year: 2017
Type: Document

The identification of fuel-related practices in archaeological contexts is almost always associated with the identification of fire-related structures. Charcoal analysis is the standard method of identifying wood use in the past; however, in many...

Person: Lancelotti, Ruiz-Pérez, García-Granero
Year: 2017
Type: Document

1. This paper addresses the origin and development of the oldest prehistoric pasture in the timberline ecotone known so far in the Alps and its relation to anthropogenic pressure and natural climate change. 2. Palaeoecological and geochemical...

Person: Pini, Ravazzi, Raiteri, Guerreschi, Castellano, Comolli
Year: 2017
Type: Document

Rangeland drills are commonly employed for post fire rehab and emergency stabilization. With the assumption that adverse effects will occur, archaeological sites are flagged and avoided. This may cause a site stranding effect and greater potential for...

Person: Halford
Year: 2017
Type: Media

Aim: To evaluate the influence of climate and Aboriginal landscape management on Holocene vegetation and fire activity. Location: Flinders Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania where archaeological data document extended periods of human presence and absence...

Person: McWethy, Haberle, Hopf, Bowman
Year: 2017
Type: Document