(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

An assessment of fire, climate, and Apache history in the Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



To test the hypothesis that Mescalero Apache of southeastern New Mexico influenced fire regimes of the Sacramento Mountains, the AA. reconstructed and compared chronologies of key variables for the period A.D. 1700 to the present. Fire-scarred trees were used to reconstruct fire frequencies and culturally modified (peeled) trees, and written histories were used to identify places and times of Mescalero presence. Independent precipitation reconstructions from tree rings were compared with fire and human histories. The AA. conclude that people increased fire occurrence during certain time periods in localized areas, but human impacts did not occur until the end of the 19th century


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 20, no4 [pp. 305-330]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : Illustration ;




American geological institute

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