Fire regimes in Australia

This paper (PDF) by Mooney et al from 2010 shows that since the arrival of Europeans there has been a massive increase in fire. It also shows that since the arrival of Aborigines 40,000 – 70,000 years ago, there was very little increase in the charcoal record compared to pre-Aboriginal times.

It is fairly clear evidence that adds to the increasing proof that Aborigines did NOT burn every part of Australia on a regular basis as Gammage and the other burning advocates claim.

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