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Monumental Shell Mounds as Persistent Places in Southern Coastal Brazil

Paul R. Fish, Suzanne K. Fish, Paulo DeBlasis, and Maria Dulce Gaspar

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Persistent places with substantial and sustained populations are most often associated with agricultural societies in middle range and complex societies. We examine monumental sambaquis (huge shell ... More


A Burning Question: Can Long-term Data Inform Fire Management in the Twenty-first Century?

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many ecosystems and societies have co-evolved with fire. Fire suppression in fire adapted ecosystems is usually futile, and can lead to fuel accumulation and catastrophic wildfires. In contrast, ... More


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