Isotopes and rocks: geographical organisation of southern Patagonian hunter-gatherers
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Special Issue: Stable Isotopes and Archaeology in Southern South America. Hunter-Gatherers, Pastoralism and Agriculture
Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 309–327, March/April 2009
How to Cite
Borrero, L. A., Barberena, R., Franco, N. V., Charlin, J. and Tykot, R. H. (2009), Isotopes and rocks: geographical organisation of southern Patagonian hunter-gatherers. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 19: 309–327. doi: 10.1002/oa.1036
- Issue published online: 19 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Received: 16 SEP 2008
- stable isotopes;
- lithic procurement;
We present an archaeological study of hunter-gatherer home ranges on the basis of two lines of evidence. Firstly, we discuss information related to the mobility of individuals, which was approached by stable isotope studies. Secondly, we present data related to the transport and discard of artefacts, since the distribution of these items may be determined by the movement of people. Our main goal is to integrate these two lines of research in the analysis of an archaeological case from southern Patagonia (Argentina and Chile, South America), that involves the hinterland, the Atlantic coast and the Strait of Magellan. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.