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The activity of hunter gatherers in the northwest of Durango, México (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Rosa Ortiz Barrera. Cindy Cristina Sandoval Mora. José Luis Punzo Díaz.

The Northwest in the state of Durango is a understudied area in which it has now been possible to detect, record and describe archaeological sites and materials. The work carried out at the sites "La Peña" and "El Indio" have marked important milestones for the research of hunter-gatherer groups. The excavation of La Peña, located in a rock shelter, allowed to learn the specialization that these groups had in the development of lithic artifacts, since a lot of Toyah arrowheads were found, a...


Appliyng environmental and etnographic frames of reference Northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Florencia Rizzo. Sabrina Leonardt. Amber Johnson. Vivian Scheinsohn.

In this work we apply theenvironmental and ethnographic frames of referenceconstructed by Binford (2001) and calculated in EnvCalc2.1 in order to generate and evaluatearchaeological hypothesis for the Central-Western area of Chubut Province (Patagonia, Argentina), an area in which archaeological research has recentlystarted. Patagonia is an elongatedterritory located between 39º W and 55º S in Southern South America. By its shape, it receives animportant oceanic influence which determines the...


Distributional studies in the Diamante Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: a methodological approach. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Clara Otaola. Fernado F. Franchetti. Miguel A. Giardina.

We present a random sampling design for the Diamante Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. We selected 3 areas located in the highlands, the piedmont and the lowlands. The aim is to test differences and variability in the use of the space. Each of the areas is constituted by 100 Km2 and was divided by GIS in 10000 sampling units of 10000 m2. 122 units have been selected randomly in each of the areas. From data available of neighboring areas we generated expectations of material densities and...


Extensification in Archaeology (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Rafael Goni.

The concept of extensification was used in a ethnographical sense, particularly by L. Binford (2001). It was deeply related with the new organization of American hunter-gatherers when horses were introduced in the continent by European people. The main examples to introduce this concept were the Great Plains societies in North America and the Tehuelche society in Patagonia, South America. However, the use of the concept of extensification in an archaeological perspective is not very usual....


Human Biogeography in the Diamante Valley, (Central Western Argentina): Integrating Different Data in a New Research Design (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Fernando Franchetti. Clara Otaola. Miguel Giardina.

The archaeology from the Diamante River Valley, located in Mendoza, Argentina, has been carried out since the beginning of the seventies. The information generated along these years was oriented in several study programs and was motivated by diverse research questions. Different kinds of surveys were done and very few data was published. Most of the archaeological information we have nowadays from this Valley comes from excavations using old techniques, some modern excavations and from...


The initial peopling of continental Aisén: New data from Cueva de la Vieja (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT César Méndez. Amalia Nuevo. Omar Reyes. Ivana Laura Ozán. Carolina Belmar.

This paper summarizes recent research conducted at Cueva de la Vieja site (BN15; 45°16’27’’ S; 71°32’24’’ W, 718 masl) in the Ñirehuao basin, Aisén, Chile, targeted at characterizing aspects of the initial peopling of Central Western Patagonia. Systematic stratigraphic excavations at this small cave yielded material evidence for human activities starting at 12,000 calibrated years BP and ever since redundant occupations at the same locale. Site formation processes are described and discussed in...


Peopling of the High Andes of Northwestern Argentina (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Hugo Yacobaccio.

The goal of this presentation is to review the current evidence in order to model the early peopling of the highlands of Northwestern Argentina. Paleoenvironmental evidence of the late Pleistocene and early Holocene is thoroughly reviewed in order to set the scenario of the process of human settlement at the Puna region of Argentina. I will analyze chronological evidence and the archaeological record –especially the archaeofaunas- of early hunter-gatherer occupations dated between 10,500 to the...


Residues analysis of bedrock mortars of the Limarí river valley (IVth region, Chile): evaluating plant exploitation among Late Holocene hunter gatherers (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Carolina Belmar. Andrea Troncoso.

For an integral understanding of bedrock mortars, as a product and producer of social practices, we have carried out research in the Limarí River valley (Chile) (Fondecyt Grant N°1150776). One dimension of this research was directed to answer the following questions: were these cupules used to grind plants? And if so, what plant resources were used by these hunter gatherer groups? Do these include cultivate domesticated plants? And how does it relate to the association "initial...


Rethinking Deodoro Roca Rockshelter (Ongamira, Córdoba, Argentina). Seventy years of archaeological ideas (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT ANDRES DARIO IZETA. Roxana Cattaneo.

The hunter-gatherer archaeology of the Ongamira Valley has been a landmark in the archaeology of Argentina’s Central Region. The cultural sequence built in the 1950s is still used by many archaeologists to interpret regional peopling, subsistence, land use and mobility. However we believe it is time to review the use of rockshelter-generated data under a new approach that embraces landscape archaeology. Stable isotope-based paleo-environmental reconstructions create a baseline and permit...


Three Phases of Initial Human Colonization in Southern Alaska (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Brian Wygal.

Once heavily glaciated during the Late Pleistocene, southern Alaska became ice-free just as the First Americans were entering the Bering Land Bridge. This makes the Susitna River in Southcentral Alaska a perfect laboratory for understanding how and why small-scale foraging societies spread throughout Beringia and ultimately the New World. While first explorers undoubtedly made decisions based on previous experience, initial occupants probably had different cultural expectations of their...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America