Numic fires: modeling the effects of anthropogenic fire on foraging decisions in the Great Basin

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Publication Type Poster
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Research Institute The University of Utah Archaeological Center
Creator Vernon, Kenneth B.
Other Author Magargal, Kate E.; Parker, Ashley K.; Rath, Will; Codding, Brian F.
Title Numic fires: modeling the effects of anthropogenic fire on foraging decisions in the Great Basin
Date 2015
Description Across Western North America, hunter-gatherers modified their surrounding environment with the application of fire (1; 11; 15). However, to date we lack a general theoretical framework to investigate the reasons why people would burn or its effects on traditional foraging economies. To begin to fill in these gaps, here we examine the immediate benefits fire may provide in the context of driving rabbits in shrubland ecosystems across the ethnographic Great Basin occupied by Numic speaking foragers. Poster for the Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015).
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Behavioral ecology; Diet; Fire
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Kenneth B. Vernon; Kate E. Magargal; Ashley K. Parker; Will Rath; Brian F. Codding
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6sr2x3h
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2017-11-27
Date Modified 2017-11-28
ID 1282657
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sr2x3h