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Nectandra sp. seed from archaeological contexts in Panquilma. An approach based on morphological features and contextual information

Author(s): Bryan Núñez Aparcana

Year: 2016

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Summary

One of the main socioeconomic characteristics during the late periods is the high and dynamic presence of exchange of foreign goods, many of them coming from the amazon basin, including Nectandra sp., a seed with psychoactive properties, characteristic of moist woodlands, associated with offerings and funerary contexts in the Andean region.

This study presents the preliminary analysis of Nectandra sp., including physical and chemical properties, such as the pharmacological features mentioned in etnohistoric references, and anticoagulant attributes possibly related to the utilization in ceremonies that involved the use of blood, together with its relation in ritual spaces and other artifacts associated such as Spondylus sp. in archaeological contexts at Panquilma.


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Nectandra sp. seed from archaeological contexts in Panquilma. An approach based on morphological features and contextual information. Bryan Núñez Aparcana. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404439)


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South America


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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