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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): C. Haecker
Editor(s): Kevin C. Ryan; A. T. Jones; Cassandra L. Koerner; Kristine M. Lee
Publication Date: May 2012

From the Summary ... 'Exposure of a historic structure or object to fire, regardless of the temperature that is generated, does not necessarily equate with destroying its value as a cultural resource. For instance, a low-temperature prescribed fire that burns over a trash scatter may discolor fragments of ceramics and glass; however, the diagnostic aspects of these artifacts, such as decoration and vessel shape, may still be recorded with accuracy.'

Citation: Haecker, C. 2012. Chapter 6: Fire Effects on materials of the historic period, in KC Ryan, AT Jones, CL Koerner, and KM Lee eds., Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR, p. 131-142.

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  • archaeological sites
  • artifacts
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire management
  • histories
  • Native Americans
Tall Timbers Record Number: 28612Location Status: In-fileCall Number: A13.88:RMRS-42-vol.3Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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