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Early agrarian societies in the Basin of Mexico: Challenges and Perspectives (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Guillermo Acosta Ochoa. Emily McClung de Tapia.

Over the past three decades, there have been very few studies of the earliest agrarian communities in the Basin of Mexico in comparison with other periods. In this paper, we introduce the symposium with an evaluation of the state of knowledge concerning preceramic, archaic communities up to the Formative period in the Basin of Mexico, with particular emphasis on the dearth of information available concerning paleoenvironment and subsistence. We review some of the recent investigations in the...


Early Maize on the South Coast? (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christina Conlee.

Presently evidence for the earliest domesticated maize in the Central Andes comes from the north coast of Peru. Dating to the Middle Preceramic this early maize consists of Proto-Confite Morocho and Confite Chavinense, which were primitive types of popcorn. In contrast, little is known about the early use of maize on the south coast. A cob of Confite Chavinense was found in a Preceramic context at the site of La Tiza in southern Nasca. Surrounding contexts, including a hearth, date the context...


Orinocan Prehistory and its Wider Relationships (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William Barse.

The archeological sequence developed in the Upper Orinoco in the vicinity of the Atures Rapids has not only local continuity through time but exhibits broader relationships with northern South America. The earliest preceramic components in the region, dated to ca. 10,000 BP, can be linked to comparable occupations that have been documented in the Sabana de Bogota. Slightly later preceramic components represented by distinctive contracting stemmed projectile points show links to sites in central...


Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Preceramic Sites in the Sabana de Bogotá (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Salinas Acero.

The Sabana de Bogotá is one of the most extensively studied regions of preceramic archaeology in Colombia. Many of these projects were carried out by or in conjunction with Dr. Gonzalo Correal (UNAL) and contributed a wealth of information on the period including paleoenvironmental data, tool use, and faunal data. However, few botanical remains have been recovered which resulted from the sieving of a few small samples or were found in-situ. Recent excavations conducted at rockshelters and...


The Preceramic Occupation of Greater Chiriqui: An Assessment of our Current Understanding (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anthony Ranere.

The first substantial evidence of a preceramic occupation of Greater Chiriqui resulted from the 1970 excavations of upland rockshelters in the watershed of the Chiriqui River in Western Panama. Results from these excavations were reported in a 1972 dissertation and the 1980 publication Adaptive Radiations in Prehistoric Panama. Our current understanding of the preceramic period occupations in Greater Chiriqui owes more to subsequent innovations in research methods – phytolith and starch grain...


Variability in northern and southern Preceramic lomas sites of coastal Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Malpass.

Lomas formations in coastal Peru form when moisture off the Pacific Ocean condenses on hill slopes that rise between approximately 400-800 masl. These formations are distributed over broad regions in the southern part of Peru, but become more dispersed as one moves north. Depending on their extent, lomas formations can support a broad range of plant and animal life. As a major resource zone prior to the advent of agriculture, lomas were exploited by hunters and gatherers throughout this period...


Where the Land Meets the Sea: Preceramic Complexities on the North Coast of Peru (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tom Dillehay.

Interdisciplinary investigation of the large coastal mounds of Huaca Prieta and Paredones and their associated domestic settlements represent Preceramic human occupation as far back as ∼14000 cal BP. Research at these sites has documented a long Preceramic sequence from the activities of the first maritime/terrestrial foragers from the late Pleistocene to early Holocene to the construction of the mounds and the introduction and development of agriculture and monumentality from the middle to late...