ABSTRACTCharcoal is widely accepted as evidence of the occurrence of palaeo-wildfi re. Although fossil charcoal remains have been used in many studies, investigation into the anatomical changes occurring during charring are few. Th e present study analyses changes in selected anatomical characters during artifi cial charring of modern wood of three species of the genus Araucaria (i.e. Araucaria angustifolia, Araucaria bidwillii and Araucaria columnaris). Wood samples of the studied species were charred under …
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