The earliest tuna fisheries from Ecuador: description and evolution through time

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The earliest tuna fisheries from Ecuador: description and evolution through time

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S1-5, Advances in Neotropical Zooarchaeology, oral

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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 times. The site of Salango, on the central coast, is one of these. Amounts of remains of tunas and other scombrids have been recovered, dating from the Valdivia levels (5 000 BP) to the Manteño period (500 BP). Here we present the results of a detailed analysis of these fish remains and a reconstruction of the fishing activity at Salango as well as its evolution through pre-Hispanic times.

Authors:

BÉAREZ Philippe1, LUNNISS Richard2 and GAY Patrick2

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1 UMR 7209/USM 303, CNRS/MNHN, INEE/Dpt EGB, Archéozoologie, archéobotanique : sociétés, pratiques, environnement, 55 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France. bearez@mnhn.fr
2 Centro de Investigaciones y Museo de Salango, Salango, Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador

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Béarez, Philippe
Lunniss, Richard
Gay, Patrick

Date

August 2010

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Béarez, Philippe, Lunniss, Richard and Gay, Patrick. " The earliest tuna fisheries from Ecuador: description and evolution through time ," in BoneCommons, Item #965, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/965 (accessed August 7, 2020).