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Location: Kentucky         Length: 11 min.

This video documents how two sciences, archaeology and paleoecology, came together in a research project that confirmed archaeologists' ideas about the changing land use patterns of the First Americans along the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Archaeologist Cecil Ison takes viewers to a spectacular site on the Daniel Boone National Forest where soil core studies show how American Indians used fire to manage the environment for over 3,000 years. This understanding of ancient practices will help guide forest management for the future.

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Copyright 2000 by The Kentucky Heritage Council

Capturing Appalachia's "Mountain People" (Smithsonian.com)

Kentucky Archaeological Survey
Kentucky Heritage Council

Cliff Palace Pond (US Forest Service)