EarthTalks to examine early evolution of fire-human relationships

September 08, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Humans have a long history with fire, having used it for millennia for tasks such as clearing land for agriculture and luring out game when hunting. Jessica Thompson, assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University, will discuss the early evolution of fire-human relationships during a talk at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place via Zoom.

Thompson’s talk is part of the fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System.” The series addresses humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem. For more information about the fall 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks web page.

Last Updated September 15, 2021