Dendrochronological Investigation of Agro-Pastoral Fire in the French Pyrenees
Porteurs du projet : Michael R. Coughlan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Structure de rattachement : University of Georgia - Athens - USA
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The proposed research will sample fire-scarred trees in the area surrounding L’Etangs de Bassies, a high mountain pasture in Haute Vicdessos. Dendrochronological analysis of fire-scarred tree rings will be compared with sedimentary charcoal records collected by other researchers at this site in order to determine a fire history for the area. Analysis will then compare the composite paleo-fire record with ethnohistoical information concerning the seasonality, frequency, and extent of pastoral fire use from local sources as well as ethnographic research conducted in the Western Pyrenees where traditional burning practices continue.