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


"Fire use is an integral prat of the hunter-gatherer niche, off-site as well as on-site"(314).


Further, "it is clear that burning is carried out for a wide range of short- and long-term objectives, and in the longer term, many hunter-gatherer firing practices created more mosaic types of environments than would have occurred without an anthropogenic fire regime"(314). Note: These are descriptive generalizations.


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