Towards understanding Pre-columbian vertebrate subsistence economy in Caribbean Coastal Panama

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Towards understanding Pre-columbian vertebrate subsistence economy in Caribbean Coastal Panama

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S1-5, Advances in Neotropical Zooarchaeology, oral

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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 ocean and backs onto dense tropical jungle and swamp forest resulting in an assemblage that is highly diverse and includes both marine and terrestrial species. Olga Linares developed the concept of Garden Hunting as a result her work and Don Grayson and Elizabeth Wing’s analysis of faunal remains from the nearby site of Cerro Brujo, the only other excavated site in the region. I compare and contrast Sitio Drago and Cerro Brujo to examine and interpret their similarities and differences between these two sites and reveal a more complete interpretation of vertebrate exploitation in Bocas del Toro.

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WAKE Thomas A.

Affiliations

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, A-210 Fowler, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095-1510 USA, twake@ucla.edu

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Wake, Thomas A.

Date

August 2010

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Wake, Thomas A.. " Towards understanding Pre-columbian vertebrate subsistence economy in Caribbean Coastal Panama ," in BoneCommons, Item #1637, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1637 (accessed August 9, 2020).