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A bibilographic database on Neotropical zooarchaeology is being generated and continually updated. Many of the listed publications are available on BoneCommons (in these cases, a link is provided in the bibliography). Shared publications are also…

Muñoz, A. S. and M. Mondini 2008. Neotropical zooarchaeology and taphonomy. In: Neotropical Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy (ed. by A. S. Muñoz and M. Mondini), Quaternary International 180(1):1-4.

Abstract: The aim of this article is to present trends of animal exploitation by hunting gatherers living at La Represa site (Oriente, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina) between 3000 and 2100 BP. We analyze the exploitation of animal resources…

Abstract: As the only large herd mammals that where domesticated in all the Americas, South American camelids have occupied a central role in the economic, social and ritual life of ancient hunter-gathers, herders and also farmers from the Andean…

Abstract: This work presents the results of the analysis of vertebrate and invertebrate fauna remains from a riverine shell mound, in the Ribeira de Iguape Valley, São Paulo State, south-east of Brazil. The Atlantic rainforest is one of the…

Abstract: During the last decade the zooarchaeological information in the Argentinean central west was focused in the explanation of the temporal trends about human use of the faunal resources. Applying optimal foraging theory (Diet Breadth…

Abstract: A recently collected large vertebrate archaeofauna from Sitio Drago, Bocas del Toro, Panama is analyzed to better understand vertebrate subsistence dynamics in a Coastal Caribbean setting. The site is close to reefs, mangroves and open…

Abstract: The record of more than six thousand bones in 18,75 square meters in stratigraphy makes Las Vueltas 1 a very special locus. The site is located in a land stripe between two lakes, surrounded by low hills built on Tertiary sediments where…

Abstract: Between 1970 to 1980 a series of canid remains recovered in different archaeological sites, the southern extreme of South America, particularly in Pampa and Patagonia generated an important discussion concerning whether prehispanic dogs…

Abstract: The Ecuadorian coast is known for its marine wealth and especially as an important place for tuna (Thunnus albacares) fishing. In some places of the coast, inhabitants took advantage of the abundance of great pelagic fishes since remote…