FRANCHETTI Fernando Ricardo
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Hunting, butchering and consumption of Rheidae in the south of South America: an actualistic study
GIARDINA, MIGUEL A.; OTAOLA, CLARA; FRANCHETTI FERNANDO
Ancient Hunting Strategies in southern South America
Año: 2021; p. 1 - 25
Ethnographic studies and ethnohistoric literature from South America showed strong interest in Rheas (Rhea americana and Rhea pennata) consumption. The Chronicles from numerous explorers of the 19th century mentioned different aspects of the exploitation of these birds by Native American people from South America, as well as by rural populations from the Pampa and Patagonia regions at the beginning of 20th century. In this paper the traditional techniques of hunting, butchering and consumption of these birds are showed. The information belongs to direct observations and interviews to ranchers from rural areas of southern Mendoza, Argentina. The observed techniques are discussed in relation to expectations for the archaeological record.