Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics

Environmental diversity and human-animal interactions

Editors: Mondini, Mariana, Muñoz, A. Sebastián, Fernández, Pablo M. (Eds.)

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  • The volume provides an array of instances of human-animal interactions in the Neotropics, under a wide diversity of environmental and cultural conditions
  • It provides an update in zooarchaeology in the Neotropics, where the discipline has been growing exponentially in the last few years
  • Studies from different countries published in English and with detailed contextual information, ideal for an international audience
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This volume offers an up-to-date and broad perspective of the archaeology of human-animal interactions through time in the Neotropical Biogeographic Region, ranging from southern North America to southern South America. The region has a rich and singular biotic history. The collection of works included in the volume –originally presented at the Second Academic Meeting of the NZWG-ICAZ – describes some of the instances of the diverse interactions of human and faunal populations in such a setting and the particular properties characterizing the derived archaeofaunal record. Understanding the zooarchaeological imprint of human insertion and evolution in this context represents an opportunity for improving our knowledge on the many ways modern humans have dealt with the colonization of the whole globe, and on the varied forms of organization they assumed within such diverse environments. The topics covered in this volume shed light on different and complementary aspects of the state of the art in zooarchaeological research in the Neotropics, and reveal how much Neotropical zooarchaeology has been growing in the past few decades. Several chapters focus on marine resources, covering a broad range of the diversity found in the Neotropical coastal environments. Another set of chapters deals primarily with inland Neotropical animals –including terrestrial, riverine/estuarine and avian faunas– and also with varying societal organizations. Natural formation processes in Neotropical environments are also dealt with in this collection of works. Finally, Neotropical faunas also entail unique methodological challenges, and some chapters provide new information from this perspective. Altogether, these contributions help grasp how unique human-animal interactions have been in the Neotropics, and yet how much can be learnt from them even for other settings and other times.

About the authors

Mariana Mondini is a Researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina) at the Laboratorio de Zooarqueología y Tafonomía de Zonas Áridas (LaZTA, IDACOR), and teaches in the Department of Anthropology of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She holds a PhD in Archaeology by the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and a Diploma de Estudios Avanzados in Palaeontology by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is part of the Executive and International Committees of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), and also a Coordinator of the Neotropical Zooarchaeology Working Group (NZWG-ICAZ). Her research focuses on long-term human-animal interactions and vertebrate taphonomy in the Andean region and in the arid lands of Southern South America generally. She has edited some volumes and has published several book chapters and a number of articles on these and related issues.

A. Sebastián Muñoz, PhD by the Universidad de Buenos Aires, is a Researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET, Argentina) where he investigates hunter-gatherer zooarchaeology and taphonomy in coastal Patagonia. As a Professor of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, he teaches Human Evolution and Osteoarchaeology at the Department of Anthropology.  He is part of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) since 2002, and an elected member of the International Committee of this organization since 2010, and is a Coordinator of the Neotropical Zooarchaeology Working Group (NZWG-ICAZ).  He has co-organized and published three symposiums on zooarchaeology and marginal areas and zooarchaeology and taphonomy at a Neotropical scale. His research on human-animal interactions in Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego island has produced several book chapters and articles dealing with marine and terrestrial mammal exploitation by past Patagonian human populations, as well as actualistic studies on natural bone accumulations.

Pablo Marcelo Fernández is a Researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), working at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano (INAPL, Ministerio de Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is a PhD by the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and teaches in the Anthropology area (Ciclo Básico Común) and the Archaeology area (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras) at this University. He is a Coordinator of the Neotropical Zooarchaeology Working Group (NZWG) of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ). His research focuses on hunter-gatherer/prey interactions in Northern Patagonia, vertebrate taphonomy in arid and forest environments, and heritage, centred in the management of rock art archaeological sites. He has published a book, several book chapters and numerous articles on these topics.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics: An Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Mondini, Mariana (et al.)

  • Pinniped Capture and Processing: A Comparative Analysis from Beagle Channel (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina)

    Pages 7-23

    Martinoli, María Paz (et al.)

  • Use of Marine Fauna and Tool Stones in the South of Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) During the Middle and Late Holocene

    Pages 25-46

    Frontini, Romina (et al.)

  • Shell Mounds of the Southeast Coast of Brazil: Recovering Information on Past Malacological Biodiversity

    Pages 47-60

    Silva, Edson Pereira (et al.)

  • Faunal Subsistence Resources in the Cañada Honda Locality (Northeastern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)

    Pages 61-80

    Escosteguy, Paula D. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics
Book Subtitle
Environmental diversity and human-animal interactions
Editors
  • Mariana Mondini
  • A. Sebastián Muñoz
  • Pablo M. Fernández
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57328-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57328-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57326-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86134-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 188
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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