Omer C. Stewart

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University of Colorado

Publications in Fire Ecology

Barriers to Understanding the Influence of Use of Fire by Aborigines on Vegetation, with an Introduction by M. Kat Anderson
Pages: 1-9
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1002001

In March 1963, anthropologist Omer Stewart delivered a paper at the second annual Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference in Tallahassee, Florida, about the ecological significance of the use of fire by aboriginal peoples around the world. This paper, published later that year in a conference proceedings, is being reprinted here because, 50 years hence, it has become clear that it represents a turning point in our understanding of intentional burning by indigenous people and its effects on vegetation.  [Read More]

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