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Title Hunter-gatherers from a high-elevation desert : people of the Salt Puna : Northwest Argentina / edited by Elizabeth Pintar
Imprint Oxford : Archaeopress, 2014
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Descript 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
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Series BAR international series ; 2641
BAR international series ; 2641
Note "40 years of BAR"--Back cover
Includes bibliographical references
Hunter-gatherer archaeology of a high elevation desert: current and future research themes in the Argentine Salt Puna / Elizabeth L. Pintar -- Hunter-Gatherers of the Puna in a temporal perspective (10,500-3500 BP): the case of Antofagasta de la Sierra (Catamarca, Argentina) / Carlos A. Aschero -- Late Quaternary paleoenvironments, South Andean Puna (25°-27° S), Argentina / Pablo Tchilinguirian and Daniel Olivera -- Contributions to the knowledge of natural history and archaeology of hunter-gatherers of Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentine South Puna): the case of Peñas de las Trampas 1.1 / Jorge Martínez -- Desert hunter-gatherers: mobility and aridity thresholds. A view from the Argentine Salt Puna / Elizabeth L. Pintar -- Holocene hunter-gatherers in the Puna. Integrating bones and other zooarchaeological evidence in Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentina) / Mariana Mondini and Dolores Elkin -- The exploitation and use of faunal resources. The role of Quebrada Seca 3 and Cueva Cacao 1A (Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca, Argentina) / María del Carmen Reigadas -- Archaeobotany and vegetal resources. Settlement systems and mobility in the Argentine South Puna / María Fernanda Rodríguez -- Grinding, processing, settlement and mobility in hunter-gatherers of the Argentine South Puna (ca. 7400-3200 BP) / María del Pilar Babot -- Continuities and discontinuities in the process of transition to food production in Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentine South Puna): the case of flaked stone tools / Salomón Hocsman
"This book synthesizes the last 25 years of research on the prehistoric inhabitants of an intermontane basin located at elevations above 11,000 ft. This research is centered in the region of Antofagasta de la Sierra, which has yielded stimulating data on human occupations and paleoenvironmental conditions during the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary and continuously throughout the Holocene, including the very arid Middle Holocene -- a time when the Atacama Desert to the west and the North Puna witnessed low intensity human occupations. The archaeological studies presented in this volume take on different aspects of human adaptation, from the earliest hunter-gatherers in the region to the transition toward food producing societies. Authors examine animal bones and fleece fibres, macro and micro-botanical remains, chipped and ground stone tools, and human burials from exceptionally well-preserved contexts in remarkable stratigraphic sequences from several rock-shelters, and discuss the relevance of their results in relation to hunter-gatherer settlement, subsistence and mobility strategies. This book aims at presenting the research to non-Spanish speaking audiences and at promoting a dialogue between archaeologists who study hunter-gatherers in deserts around the world. It is hoped that the research will contribute to a better understanding of the wide array of human adaptations in South America as well as to high altitude environments."--Publisher's web site
Lib. has: Published in 2016 by BAR Publishing. FSN
Subject Hunting and gathering societies -- Salt Puna Desert
Environmental archaeology
Prehistoric peoples -- Salt Puna Desert
Salt Puna Desert
Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentina : Department) -- Antiquities
Hunting and gathering societies -- Argentina -- Antofagasta de la Sierra (Department)
Prehistoric peoples -- Argentina -- Antofagasta de la Sierra (Department)
Alt Author Pintar, Elizabeth, editor
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