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The effects of fire on subsurface archaeological materials [Chapter 7]

Posted date: April 03, 2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Authors: Oster, Elizabeth A.; Ruscavage-Barz, Samantha; Elliott, Michael L.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Ryan, Kevin C.; Jones, Ann Trinkle; Koerner, Cassandra L.; Lee, Kristine M., tech. eds. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 143-156.
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Abstract

In this chapter, we concentrate on the effects of fire on subsurface archaeological deposits: the matrix containing post-depositional fill, artifacts, ecofactual data, dating samples, and other cultural and noncultural materials. In order to provide a context for understanding these data, this paper provides a summary of previous research about the potential effects of fire on subsurface cultural materials.

Citation

Oster, Elizabeth A.; Ruscavage-Barz, Samantha; Elliott, Michael L. 2012. The effects of fire on subsurface archaeological materials [Chapter 7]. In: Ryan, Kevin C.; Jones, Ann Trinkle; Koerner, Cassandra L.; Lee, Kristine M., tech. eds. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 143-156.