Cueva Nordensjkold, Ultima Esperanza, Chile: A Late Pleistocene Faunal Assemblage
Cueva Nordensjkold is a cave located in the Cerro Benitez, at Ultima Esperanza, Chile, above 150 masl, and accordingly beyond the highest stand of the Late Glacial Consuelo paleolake. The study of its Late Pleistocene faunal remains -Mylodontinae, Hippidion saldiasi, Camelidae, Panthera onca mesembrina and a large undetermined carnivore- is crucial for the understanding of the process of biological colonization of the Cerro Benitez area, where ephemeral Late Pleistocene human occupations were defined. The faunal assemblage appears to be mainly the result of carnivore activities.
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Cueva Nordensjkold, Ultima Esperanza, Chile: A Late Pleistocene Faunal Assemblage. Fabiana María Martin, Francisco Juan Prevosti, Luis Alberto Borrero. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442750)
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