Fire and Archaeology

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The need for science to improve the application of prescribed fire has never been greater. Increasing complexity, be it from altered land use patterns, changing climate, or invasive species is challenging Rx fire managers ability to maintain, let alone...

Person: O'Brien
Year: 2021
Type: Media

The importance of fire in many western ecosystems cannot be overstated. On the Kaibab National Forest, fire provides habitat for wildlife, maintains watersheds, and supports forest health and productivity. Fire also influences a wide range of values,...

Person: Weintraub, Gonzalez, MacDonald, Gatto, Lyndon, Banks, McLaughlin, Betenson, Hercher
Year: 2015
Type: Media

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

Fire was arguably the most important forest and rangeland disturbance process in the Inland Northwest United States for millennia. Prior to the Lewis and Clark expedition, fire regimes ranged from high severity with return intervals of one to five...

Person: Hessburg, Agee
Year: 2003
Type: Document

1. Two palaeoecological data sets were used to study forest development in the boreo-nemoral zone of southern Sweden during the last 3000 years. Maps of forest types present in 1250 B, AD 500 and today were compiled from regional pollen data and these...

Person: Lindbladh, Bradshaw, Holmqvist
Year: 2000
Type: Document

From the text...'The term restoration relates to activities required to reduce hazards from wildland fires and improve federal forest and grassland health to a condition that can be maintained through periodic disturbance. Restoration and...

Person: Hardy, Keane, Harrington
Year: 1999
Type: Document

Fire-maintained oak savannas on silt-loam soils essentially disappeared from midwestern North America soon after European settlement because of fire suppression and agriculture. As a result, there are no precise models for restoring this vegetation and...

Person: Bowles, McBride
Year: 1998
Type: Document

From the text... "This paper examines the pressures that lead to reduction of biodiversity especially the threat of wildfire to environmental resources, how indigenous people in Ghana protect vital environmental resources through culture, religion...

Person: Greenlee, Nsiah-Gyabaah
Year: 1997
Type: Document

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