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Wyatt Oswald’s Environmental Research Published in Nature Sustainability, Newsweek, The Conversation

The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies’s professor of environmental science Wyatt Oswald is the lead researcher on findings that reveal Native Americans did not use fire burning to alter New England’s landscape, as previously thought. David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest and of Harvard University and Elizabeth Chilton, Dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology, Binghamton University, State University of New York are additional authors.

Oswald and his team analyzed samples from 23 ponds throughout southern New England and compared it to more than 1,800 archaeological sites along the coast from Cape Cod to Long Island, which are believed to have had a high population of Native Americans in New England.

Oswald’s research was published in Nature Sustainability, The Conversation, Newsweek, and more.

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