Current Anthropology • Vol/Iss. 56(3) • University of Chicago Press • • Published In • Pages: 299-326 •
There is a discrepancy between the "historical visibility of hunter-gatherer burning practices as reconstructed through ethnohistorical accounts and the relative invisibility of such firing practices in nearly contemporaneous proxies, such as charcoal and pollen records"(314.
The authors suggest that "all fire-producing hominins would have been characterized by a range of off-site fire usage comparable to the general pattern described in this paper"(314). Note: these are descriptive generalizations.