Fire and Archaeology

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From the text... 'The purpose of this report is to attempt to evaluate the evidence for widespread human manipulation of the environment in the Midwestern United States. The study will focus primarily on the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,...

Person: Bray
Year: 1995
Type: Document

The myth persists that in 1492 the Americas were a sparsely populated wilderness, 'a world of barely perceptible human disturbance.' There is substantial evidence, however, that the Native American landscape of the early sixteenth century was...

Person: Denevan
Year: 1992
Type: Document

Evidence for early agriculture can be obtained from pollen profiles indicating forest clearance1. The practice of cultivation is widely believed to have been introduced into the interlacustrine region of central Africa by Bantu-speaking iron-workers2,...

Person: Hamilton, Taylor, Vogel
Year: 1986
Type: Document