Recent Doctoral Research on Colombian Archaeology

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    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lucero Aristizabal Losada.

    El presente estudio fue llevado a cabo combinando información arqueológica, bioantropológica y análisis químico de hueso, específicamente de isótopos estables en una muestra muisca del sur de la sabana de Bogotá. Como objetivo principal se buscó la reconstrucción de la dieta antigua de la sociedad muisca tardía asentada en Tibanica y su relación con aspectos sociales. Específicamente, la investigación estuvo orientada a comparar la relación isotópica de una muestra de 200 individuos con el fin...

  • The Archaeology of Nuestra Señora Santa María de los Remedios del Cabo de la Vela, a colonial enterprise settlement for pearl fishing in the sixteenth century. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Marcela Bernal.

    While the subject of the contact can be approached from different perspectives (political, economic, social, cultural, religious), in this study the reflection will have to do with power and social control over the daily customs and practices of each group involved in a contact society (which includes categories such as physical space management, nutritional practices and identification of material goods to each of the groups), settle in el Cabo de la Vela to continue with the enterprise for...

    DOCUMENT Citation Only Maria Corcione.

    The doctoral research I drive seeks to understand whether there is relationship between nutrition and the appearance of porosity in the skull within the Late Muisca society Tibanica located in Soacha Colombia. From the macroscopic, histological and radiological analysis is to perform a differential diagnosis to understand the true involvement anemic trait. According to the etiology presented for porous phenomena, its causes is the high consumption of maize, which inhibits the absorption of iron,...

  • Holocene Paleoclimate Reconstruction from δ18O Isotopes of Neocyclotus Opercula a Morphometric Analysis of Variation at the Archaic Site of San Jacinto1 Colombia (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jorge Garcia. Agusto Oyuela-Caycedo. Alexis Rojas.

    Neocyclotus snails produce opercula, a calcified plate attached to the foot of the gastropod serving as a protection mechanism from predators, and dehydration. Opercula are rarely found in the archaeological record, and have only been recovered from few archaeological contexts. Excavations at the Archaic site of San Jacinto, Colombia have facilitated the unprecedented recovery of 3,542 opercula a presence that has not been recorded previously in the neotropics. These calcified plates form...

  • An Investigation of Dietary Histories and Skeletal Health in a Muisca Population (950-1350 AD, Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia) (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Melanie Miller. Sabrina Agarwal. Carl Langebaek.

    Highly stratified societies are characterized by differentiation between groups along various socially defined axes. The Tibanica community (950-1350 AD), part of the Muisca culture from the Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia, is an ideal population to study how social roles and identities are intertwined with human diet and skeletal health. Here we present stable isotope data to investigate the complexity of human diets across the life course by comparing childhood diets to adulthood diets for the same...

  • 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...

  • Prestige economy and leadership in southwestern Colombia (400 BC-800 AD) (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Hernando Giraldo Tenorio.

    The capacity of the leaders in the Intermediate Area of the Americas to amass power before 1000 AD has been usually explained as a result of the manipulation of a religious ideology or through the creation of social debts in the context of feasting. My dissertation research in the Malagana site, in southwestern Colombia, has provided evidence indicating that these were not the only factors involved in the development of social inequalities in the region. I discuss the importance of prestige...