Palaeogeographic changes drove prehistoric fishing practices in the Cambaceres Bay (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) during the middle and late Holocene

Authors
Zangrando, Atilio Francisco Javier; Ponce, Juan Federico; Martinoli, Maria Paz; Montes, Alejandro; Piana, Ernesto Luis; Vanella, Fabián Alberto
Publication Year
2016
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Fishing intensification is evidenced in the archaeological record of the Beagle Channel region (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) during the late Holocene by significant diachronic increases in both the representation of coastal taxa and the diversity of pelagic fish species taken. Faunal evidence from the Imiwaia I site, however, shows a different pattern in temporal variation in the exploitation of coastal fish in contrast to that of the regional trend. By comparing data from palaeogeography and archaeoichthyology, we have been able to evaluate how changes in Holocene coastal geomorphology near the Imiwaia I site influenced hunter–gatherer subsistence. The results show that the abundance and taxonomic diversity recorded in ichthyofaunal assemblages at the Imiwaia I site coincide with the environmental expectations arising from palaeogeographic reconstructions of the Cambaceres Bay during the middle and late Holocene.
Fil: Zangrando, Atilio Francisco Javier. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Ponce, Juan Federico. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Martinoli, Maria Paz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Montes, Alejandro. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Piana, Ernesto Luis. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Vanella, Fabián Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Subject
FISHER–GATHERER–HUNTERS
ICHTHYOARCHAEOLOGY
MIDDLE–LATE HOLOCENE
PALAEOGEOGRAPHY
TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Historia
Historia y Arqueología
HUMANIDADES
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/70790