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Fire, humans and climate as drivers of environmental change on Broughton Island, New South Wales, Australia

Mooney, Scott; Hope, Geoffrey; Horne, Dylan; Kamminga, Johan; Williams, Alan N.


In Australia, the drivers of precolonial fire regimes remain contentious, with some advocating an anthropogenic-dominated regime, and others highlighting the importance of climate, climatic variability or alternatively some nexus between climate and human activity. Here, we explore the inter-relationships between fire, humans and vegetation using macroscopic charcoal, archaeology and palynology over the last ~5430 cal. year BP from Broughton Island, a small, near-shore island located in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: The Holocene
DOI: 10.1177/0959683620941067
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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