Fire Archaeology: Preservation in Practice

Author(s): William Reed; Linn Gassaway

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me: What Have We Learned Over the Past 40 Years and How Do We Address Future Challenges" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This poster focuses on the development and future of Cultural Resource Protection and Management before, during, and after wildfires. As the number of fires and acres burned continue to increase each year cultural resources are at critical risk of being damaged and destroyed. To protect these resources archaeologists work in a variety of ways to assist with fire management, including enlistment and qualification as fire fighters and joining the fire fight. The poster illustrates the variety of roles and techniques in use during prescribed fires, fire suppression, and burned area recovery.

Cite this Record

Fire Archaeology: Preservation in Practice. William Reed, Linn Gassaway. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452027)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -169.453; min lat: 50.513 ; max long: -49.043; max lat: 72.712 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 26064