Access to maize (zea mays) & its manipulation in huntergatherer contexts in central Argentina (c 3000-2500 bp)

Authors
Pastor, Sebastián; Lopez, María Laura; Rivero, Diego Eduardo
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Domesticated maize (Zea mays) was adopted and dispersed across central Argentina by hunter-gatherer communities between c 3000-2500 BP. Primary archaeobotanical evidence for this adoption is derived from two archaeological sites (Quebrada del Real 1, Cruz Chiquita 3) which show the manipulation, processing, and consumption of maize without evidence for other practices of food production. This local case study is integrated into the broader contemporary macro-regional context of southern South America. We analyze and discuss the historical trajectories of hunter-gatherer societies, the dispersion of cultigens including maize, and the mechanisms involved in the expansion of the agricultural frontier.
Fil: Pastor, Sebastián. Centro de Estudios Históricos "Profesor Carlos S. A. Segreti"; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Lopez, María Laura. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo; Argentina
Fil: Rivero, Diego Eduardo. Centro de Estudios Históricos "Profesor Carlos S. A. Segreti"; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
Archaeobotany
Crop exchange
Agricultural dispersion
Arqueología
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:11336/21932