INSTITUTO DE ANTROPOLOGIA DE CORDOBA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
On wedges and bones: Archaeological studies of use-wear and residue analysis from Late Holocene occupations in the Southern Pampean Hills (Alero Deodoro Roca, Córdoba, Argentina)
CATTANEO GABRIELA ROXANA; MARTINELLI MARISA; CAMINOA JOSE MARIA; COSTA THIAGO; IZETA ANDRÉS DARÍO; ROBLEDO ANDRÉS
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Año: 2017 vol. 14 p. 275 - 275
The aim of this paper is to present the results of complementary studies on a type of lithic tool: the small wedge,trying to understand their use and, particularly, the kind of worked material during Late Holocene times in thecentral region of Argentina (ADR archaeological site). FT-IR spectroscopy on residue recovered from tools edgesurfaces and functional analysis of microwear were used as a crosscheck methodology for integrated analysis,including some experimental data. According with the analytical results, we propose that this type of instrumentwas used either as a controlled way to split camelid phalanges to use them as raw material for tool manufactureor marrow extraction.