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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, A-
dc.contributor.authorDonald Plate, F-
dc.contributor.authorPetruzzelli, B-
dc.contributor.authorCarter, C-
dc.contributor.authorWestaway, M-
dc.contributor.authorSantoro, CM-
dc.contributor.authorSwift, J-
dc.contributor.authorMaddern, T-
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, GE-
dc.contributor.authorBertuch, F-
dc.contributor.authorRothhammer, F-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-15T02:57:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-15T02:57:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-01-
dc.identifier.citationRoberts, A., Pate, F.D., Petruzzelli, B., Carter, C., Westaway, M.C., Santoro, C.M., Swift, J., Maddern, T., Jacobsen, G.E., Bertuch, F., & Rothhammer, F. (2013). Retention of hunter-gatherer economies among maritime foragers from caleta vitor, northern chile, during the late holocene: evidence from stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis of skeletal remains. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(5), 2360-2372. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2013.01.009-
dc.identifier.govdoc4941-
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.01.009en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/5758-
dc.description.abstractOn the basis of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of human remains, this paper provides evidence for the retention of hunter-gatherer economies among coastal inhabitants in northern Chile during the late Holocene - at the same time that inland populations were adopting agricultural economies. Coastal diets from the Caleta Vitor region of the Atacama Desert were dominated by marine-based foods, predominantly from upper trophic levels. The focus on reliable marine food resources is interpreted as a risk minimisation strategy in this marginal arid environment. Although these coastal hunter-gatherers adopted other goods and traditions from agricultural populations, their participation in this larger interregional exchange network did not affect their basic subsistence economies. On the basis of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of human remains, this paper provides evidence for the retention of hunter-gatherer economies among coastal inhabitants in northern Chile during the late Holocene - at the same time that inland populations were adopting agricultural economies. Coastal diets from the Caleta Vitor region of the Atacama Desert were dominated by marine-based foods, predominantly from upper trophic levels. The focus on reliable marine food resources is interpreted as a risk minimisation strategy in this marginal arid environment. Although these coastal hunter-gatherers adopted other goods and traditions from agricultural populations, their participation in this larger interregional exchange network did not affect their basic subsistence economies. Associated new radiocarbon dates from the site are also discussed. Skeletal remains and artefacts associated with the Caleta Vitor shell middens generally originate from sites with dates ranging from c. 9000-476 BP. However, the human remains that are the subject of this research cover the time period c. 4000-476 BP.© 2013, Elsevier Ltd.en_AU
dc.language.isoenen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier Science Ltd.en_AU
dc.subjectCarbonen_AU
dc.subjectNitrogenen_AU
dc.subjectIsotope ratioen_AU
dc.subjectPopulationsen_AU
dc.subjectSkeletonen_AU
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_AU
dc.titleRetention of hunter-gatherer economies among maritime foragers from Caleta Vitor, northern Chile, during the late holocene: evidence from stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis of skeletal remainsen_AU
dc.typeJournal Articleen_AU
dc.date.statistics2014-07-15-
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