Fire and Archaeology

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Native food production in the Eastern Woodlands of North America before, and at the time of, European contact has been described by several writers as 'slash-and-burn agriculture,' 'shifting cultivation,' amd even 'swidden....

Person: Doolittle
Year: 2004
Type: Document

Too often, wilderness conservation ignores a temporal perspective greater than the past 50 years, yet a long-term perspective (centuries to millennia) reveals the dynamic nature of many ecosystems. Analysis of fossil pollen, charcoal and stable...

Person: Gillson, Willis
Year: 2004
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