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Primate Diets
Control of Fire 
Luring Prey
Wetland Foods
Periglacial Steppe
Sub-arctic Habitat
Marine Resources
Buffalo Hunters
Sago Harvesting
Firing Woodlands
Preserved Foods
Keeping Account

All illustrations by the author Ivan Crowe

Firing Woodlands

The warming climate towards the end of the last glacial maximum resulted in previously open regions of Europe becoming forest. This not only meant that many of the food animals once hunted disappeared and were replaced by new species, but also that the game available became harder to find. It is believed that hunters may have resorted at times to firing the woodlands to create clearings and tracts of land where hunting might be easier.