TOMASSINI Rodrigo Leandro
Perinatal guanacos (Lama guanicoe) exploited by hunter-gatherers from the Holocene of Argentine Pampas
FRONTINI, ROMINA; TOMASSINI, RODRIGO L.; BAYÓN, CRISTINA
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Lugar: New Jersey; Año: 2018 p. 1 - 11
The guanaco (Lama guanicoe) was the most relevant species in the hunter-gatherers subsistence from the Argentine Pampas during the Quaternary. An early Late Holocene (3184±50 14C years BP) guanaco assemblage with evidence of exploitation, coming from Cerro del Águila site, Buenos Aires Province, is analyzed herein. The assemblage is composed by three perinatal individuals, the estimated age at the moment of death ranges from a few weeks before birth to a few weeks old. Cerro del Águila is interpreted as a site where activities of procurement and processing of perinatal individuals were performed. The available information allows raising a discussion on the hunting and exploitation strategies of guanaco in a regional context.