Burning the land: An ethnographic study of off-site fire use by current and historically documented foragers and implications for the interpretation of past fire practices in the landscape

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 56(3) University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 299-326
By Scherjon, Fulco, Bakels, Corrie, MacDonald, Katharine, Roebroeks, Wil


"Off-site fire use by hunter-gatherers and other people practicing traditional subsistence strategies is omnipresent, carried out by males, females, and children and by individuals and groups of all sizes"(311).


"People use fire as a tool off-site for a range of activities, largely irrespective of gender and age"(311). Note: These are descriptive generalizations.


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