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Applied Zooarchaeology, food practices, conservation biology programs and contemporary cultural traditions in the Caribbean Region of Colombia.

Author(s): Elizabeth Ramos

Year: 2017

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Summary

At present, human population groups in the Colombian Caribbean, in common with people from most regions of the world, face problems associated with the sustainability of resources that results to a large extent from the indiscriminate use of plant and animal species for food among other uses. The phenomenon not only impacts plant and animal species but rebounds, too, on human beings. Although governmental and non-governmental bodies have made some efforts to implement preventive programs designed to protect both the endangered species and human population groups, the hoped-for results have not been achieved. On the one hand, this paper discusses the Caribbean region of Colombia, the contribution of anthropological and in particular archaeological research to reconstructing the history of food practices associated to the use of animal’s species since pre-Hispanic times, many of which are now under threat. On the other hand, it discusses the contribution that the results obtained in the frame of this particular research program can make to conservation biology programs in the region.


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Applied Zooarchaeology, food practices, conservation biology programs and contemporary cultural traditions in the Caribbean Region of Colombia.. Elizabeth Ramos. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429372)


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Geographic Keywords
Caribbean


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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17412

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