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Fire effects on prehistoric ceramics [Chapter 3]

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2012
In North America, prehistoric pottery is primarily earthenware (a porous ceramic, fired at a relatively low temperature). It is not glass-like or dense like other kinds of pottery such as stoneware and porcelain (see chapter 6).

Fire behavior and effects: Principles for archaeologists [Chapter 2]

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2012
Fire is a natural component of earth's ecosystems.

Effects of fire on cultural resources-Introduction [Chapter 1]

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2012
The world’s diverse cultures have their varying creation stories (Moyers and Campbell 1988; UGA 2000). Many of these stories contain physical features: the mountains, hills, plains, and rivers of their native lands that are integral components of cultural traditions (Berkes and others 2000; Goetcheus 2002; King 2003; Martin 2002; Parker 1993; Parker and King 1990; Smythe and York 2009; Stoffle and others 1997).

Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology

Publications Posted on: March 29, 2012
This state-of-knowledge review provides a synthesis of the effects of fire on cultural resources, which can be used by fire managers, cultural resource (CR) specialists, and archaeologists to more effectively manage wildland vegetation, fuels, and fire.