Isotopic trends in the diets of hunter-gatherers of the lower Paraná wetland, South America

Authors
Loponte, Daniel Marcelo; Acosta, Alejandro Alberto; Corriale, Maria Jose
Publication Year
2016
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The results of the isotopic analysis of 23 individuals recovered in the lower Paraná wetland, South America, are presented. The samples were recovered from complex hunter-gatherer sites ranging from the years 1800 to 600 BP. Two isotopic trends were identified. The first one is based on depleted proteins with high trophic levels, related to freshwater fish consumption. The second one is similar, but includes a moderate intake of carbohydrates. The regional tendency was focused on fishing resources over time, and not on the alleged importance of cultigens. The data obtained from infants and children suggest an early period of weaning and age-based food allocation for infants based on depleted carbs. The data obtained are compared to other results published for humans recovered from sites of other archaeological units distributed throughout the same region.
Fil: Loponte, Daniel Marcelo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano; Argentina
Fil: Acosta, Alejandro Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano; Argentina
Fil: Corriale, Maria Jose. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Ecología, Genética y Evolución de Buenos Aires. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Ecología, Genética y Evolución de Buenos Aires; Argentina
Subject
COMPLEX HUNTER-GATHERERS
FISHING
ISOTOPES
SOUTH AMERICA
WEANING
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:11336/61413