And this type of farming is called firestick farming and i think you can already imagine what it might involve it involves using fire, which is really a form of technology-- or it can be a form of technology-- using fire to make the environment more suitable for human activity. So it becomes more suitable for things that humans might want to eat, or get milk from, or whatever and this type of farming is called firestick farming and i think you can already imagine what it might involve.
Aborigines once commonly used the practice of fire-stick farming, an agricultural technique where fire is used to clear large tracks of land, to set controlled fires that established apatchwork of habitats in different stages of growth, and continually created new environments for small game, like wallabies and kangaroos, that could be hunted. One the reasons fire-stick farming was so successful over such a vast range of environments is that the farmers adapted the fire regimes to suit individual areas.
Fire-stick farming's wiki: fire-stick farming, a term coined by australian archaeologist rhys jones in 1969, describes the practice of indigenous australians who regularly used fire to burn vegetation to facilitate hunting and to change the composition of plant and animal species i. ‘fire-stick farming was used very judiciously, many people think, to create this environmental mosaic’ ‘aboriginal people used firestick farming to encourage kangaroos to eat in 'farming' areas. In the forests, fire-stick farming opened up clear areas and let more plants grow at ground level this increased the number of animals that could feed on these plants, such as the herbivore marsupials references jones, r 1969 fire-stick farming australian natural history, 16:224 miller, g h 2005.
Created to support geography ge3-2: examination of how people, including aboriginal and torres strait islander peoples, have influenced each country’s enviro.
Fire-stick farming was the practice of indigenous australians who regularly used fire to burn vegetation to facilitate hunting and to change the composition of plant and animal species in an area.