Fragmented Records: Fuego-Patagonian Hunter-gatherers and Archaeological Change

Author(s): Luis Borrero; Fabiana Martin

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeology on the Edge(s): Transitions, Boundaries, Changes, and Causes" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

One common assumption in the interpretation of Fuego-Patagonian archaeological long stratigraphic sequences is that they represent occupational continuity. Several archaeological markers, including chronological and stratigraphic gaps, as well as recent molecular results erode that assumption, inviting us to consider more complex occupational histories. Abandonment, displacement and extinction are important processes that must be taken into account. One important consequence of considering these processes is related to our understanding of past human lifeways during the last 11,000 years, usually encapsulated within the rather rigid categories of maritime and terrestrial hunter-gatherers. A variety of analyses within a wider framework are required to analyze the changing distribution of archaeological traits.

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Fragmented Records: Fuego-Patagonian Hunter-gatherers and Archaeological Change. Luis Borrero, Fabiana Martin. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450492)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -92.153; min lat: -4.303 ; max long: -50.977; max lat: 18.313 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 22816