INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Human Response to Environmental Change during the Early/Mid Holocene in Central Western Argentina: Frame of Reference in Comparative Perspective
NEME, G.; ELSTON, R; JOHNSON, A.; GIL, A.; ZEANAH, D.
Congreso; ANNUAL MEETING SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY; 2016
SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
Early/Middle Holocene human strategies are an archaeological topic of debate in arid central western Argentina. Among the controversies are the first human exploration/colonization, whether population decreased and what were human responses to increased aridity. In this presentation, we use Binford?s environmental frames of reference to model regional late Pleistocene, Early and Middle Holocene human strategies. Radiocarbon trends are used as paleodemography proxy, archaeofaunal, archaeobotanical, and isotopes on human bone are used to approach to the human strategies during this time period. Based on human behavioral ecology, the results are compared with the Great Basin region.