CARUSO Laura Lihue
capítulos de libros
Las plantas como recurso entre los cazadores-recolectores selknam: aportes del análisis arqueobotánico del sitio Ewan (Tierra del Fuego).
CARUSO L; BERIHUETE M. ; MENSUA C
Una mirada desde el último confín. VII Jornadas de Arqueología Patagonia
Lugar: Tierra del Fuego; Año: 2009; p. 433 - 444
When analyzing hunter-gatherers economy, it seems obvious that we can?t deny the importance of plants as a source of food and raw materials. However, the recovery and analysis of botanical remains from the archaeological record needs a special effort that is not very often made. The result is a picture in which these resources are under evaluated. The Selknam sites of Ewan I and Ewan II were excavated from a holistic approach that took into account all the remains at the same level, including the archaeobotanical ones. We recovered and studied charcoal, seeds and fruits that were analyzed afterwards. The preliminary results of this study are presented in this paper.