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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

A comparison of charcoal and archaeological information to address the influences on Holocene fire activity in the Sydney Basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MOONEY S.D. ; WEBB M. ; ATTENBROW V. ;

Abstract

The archaeological evidence was used as an index of human activity through time to assess anthropogenic influences on fire activity. Charcoal was quantified in a radiocarbon-dated sediment core from Griffith Swamp covering 6000 calibrated years BP. Fire frequency in the catchment of Griffith Swamp peaked at about 8 episodes per century. This study provides an extended temporal perspective on fire and humans in this landscape, demonstrating how palaeoecology can provide practical information for the contemporary management of such fire-prone ecosystems

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 38, no2 [pp. 177-194]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3519

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