INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Wild Resources and Domestic Plants in the South American Farmer?s Frontier
ADOLFO GIL; GUSTAVO NEME; CLARA OTAOLA; GIARDINA MIGUEL
Congreso; 81st, Annual Meeting; 2016
Society for American Archaeology
Southern Mendoza region has been considered the meridional boundary of South American farmers, which arrive at this region ca 2000 years B.P. At the time of the Spanish arrival, there was coexistence among north Patagonian hunter gatherers and southern Andean farmers along Atuel and Diamante basins. However the real impact of the first domesticates (corn, squash, quinoa, and beans) as well as how their latitudinal distribution could vary through time are still on debate. Different lines of evidences had been employed to discuss this topic giving an ambiguous picture of the archaeological record. This made difficult our interpretation about the variability of subsistence strategies along the region. In this poster we present different archaeological proxies (stable isotopes, archaeofauna, archaeobothany, and lithics), with the aim of clarify the distribution of domesticates and the relationship with the regional ecology.