Chapter 5: Fire effects on rock images and similar cultural resources
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): R. E. Kelly; D. F. McCarthy
Editor(s): Kevin C. Ryan; A. T. Jones; Cassandra L. Koerner; Kristine M. Lee
Publication Year: 2012

Cataloging Information

  • archaeological sites
  • Arizona
  • artifacts
  • Colorado
  • fire management
  • histories
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • photography
  • rocky habitats
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
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Record Last Modified: March 16, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 51768
Tall Timbers Record Number: 28732
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-42-vol.3
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From Field Examples ... 'Over the past two decades, at least 20 examples of 'rock art' resources impacted by wildland fires or vandalism have been reported within several States. While these examples are only a few from an unknown number of 'rock art' resources impacted by fires, they illustrate fire-generated impacts on different rock types and images, issues of fuel loading near archaeological resources, and postfire observations.'

Kelly, R. E., and D. F. McCarthy. 2012. Chapter 5: Fire effects on rock images and similar cultural resources, 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. 113-130.