INSTITUTO DE ANTROPOLOGIA DE CORDOBA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Isotopic evidence in Holocene camelids from the southern Puna.
M. MONDINI; PANARELLO, H.
Congreso; 12th International Conference of the International Council for ArchaeoZoology; 2014
Camelid bones from Early and early Middle Holocene archaeological sites ?ca. 10000 BP-6000 BP- from the southern Argentinean Puna have been analyzed to assess prehistoric camelid isotopic ecology and diet as indicated by δ13C and δ15N values. The samples are from hunter-gatherer occupations at sites Quebrada Seca 3, Cueva Salamanca 1, and Peñas de la Cruz 1.1, located in Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca, in a high altitude dessert above 3500 m.a.s.l. Wild camelids, including the vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) and the larger guanaco (Lama guanicoe), have been the staple prey in the region throughout the Holocene. Some fifty camelid bone collagen samples are informed here, most of which have not been reported before, and a few that were the first to be described for the region in this time period are included for comparative purposes.