INSTITUTO DE ANTROPOLOGIA DE CORDOBA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Osteometrics of South-Central Andean camelids: new standards.
M. MONDINI; A. S. MUÑOZ
Congreso; 12th International Conference of the International Council for ArchaeoZoology; 2014
The osteometry of Neotropical camelids has received increasing attention over the last years given its potential to segregate species, both wild and domestic, and discuss issues such as the coevolution of camelids and humans and the impact of human exploitation over time. In this context, more comparative modern standards are being produced so as to range as much variation as possible. Also the sources of such variation are being paid more attention lately. Yet, not all of the standards have been fully published, and some camelid populations are not as represented as others, potentially impinging some bias to the reference collections of measurements. With the aim of helping fill these gaps in the distribution of metric information throughout the Neotropical arid areas, here we present osteometric data, namely of the limb bones, of two wild camelid individuals from NW Argentina