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Taphonomic analysis of an assemblage of Lama guanicoe (Artiodactyla, Camelidae) from the late Holocene (Pampean region, Argentina)

Rodrigo L. Tomassini, Romina Frontini and Cristina Bayon
Taphonomic analysis of an assemblage of Lama guanicoe (Artiodactyla, Camelidae) from the late Holocene (Pampean region, Argentina)
Palaios (November 2014) 29 (11): 570-577

Abstract

The present work analyzes the taphonomic characteristics of an assemblage of Lama guanicoe recovered from the fluvial deposits of Chacra La Blanqueada Formation, at Garcia del Rio locality. This locality is situated in the middle valley of the Naposta Grande Creek (south of the Pampean Region, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina). A radiocarbon date of 2342 + or - 47 years BP allows the assignment of this assemblage to the late Holocene. The MNI (Minimum Number of Individuals) and the population structure suggest the presence of a family group or part of a mixed group. The available evidence indicates that, throughout their taphonomic history, the remains were affected by processes related to a floodplain subenvironment. Also, the marks of anthropic activity suggest that the death of the animals was circumstantially used as a low-cost and low-risk resource, highlighting the relevant role of this species in the regional hunter-gatherer communities.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 29
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Taphonomic analysis of an assemblage of Lama guanicoe (Artiodactyla, Camelidae) from the late Holocene (Pampean region, Argentina)
Affiliation: Universidad Nacional del Sur, Instituto Geologico del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Brazil
Pages: 570-577
Published: 201411
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 57
Accession Number: 2015-007624
Categories: Vertebrate paleontologyGeochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., 2 tables, sketch map
S38°22'00" - S38°22'00", W62°08'60" - W62°08'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201504
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