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The Fossil Signature of Late Pleistocene Patagonian Carnivores

Author(s): Francisco J. Prevosti ; Fabiana María Martin ; Luis Borrero

Year: 2015

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A regional study of Late Pleistocene bone assemblages is used for the study of Patagonian extinct carnivore niches. The excavation of dens, distributional patterns, habitat and prey selection and the study of living analogs are some of the main research lines. This study offers information about the conditions of the environment immediately before the arrival of humans, and indicates the conditions under which Patagonian archaeological bone assemblages are destroyed or contaminated with bones derived from the activities of carnivores.

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The Fossil Signature of Late Pleistocene Patagonian Carnivores. Luis Borrero, Fabiana María Martin, Francisco J. Prevosti. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394942)


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South America

Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

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