Anatomical Evidence in the Detection of the Earliest Wildfires

@inproceedings{Edwards2004AnatomicalEI,
  title={Anatomical Evidence in the Detection of the Earliest Wildfires},
  author={Dianne Edwards and Lindsey Axe},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The recognition of fossilized charcoal has revealed a long history of wildfire, although the earliest (pre-Late Devonian) records remain conjectural. A variety of approaches (experimental and natural charring, comparative anatomy of a range of plant tissues following combustion, and preliminary reflectance studies) demonstrates that smoldering surface fires already occurred ∼405 million years ago (Lochkovian; Early Devonian) in a vegetation of short stature composed mainly of small… 
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