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A Fire Species

  • Andrew Y. GliksonEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Abstract

Evolved in relatively sheltered sub-tropical rift valleys, unique among all genera the genus Homo learnt how to ignite and transfer fire and through this to modify extensive land surfaces of Earth, with consequences for the composition of the atmosphere, a process culminating in the Anthropocene and in the Sixth mass extinction of species.

Keywords

Rift Valley East African Rift Genus Homo Stone Industry Eemian Interglacial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Archaeology and AnthropologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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