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Intersecciones en antropología

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DEL PAPA, Mariano C. et al. Reanálisis de las muestras bioarqueológicas provenientes de los sitios Palo Blanco y Los Talas (partido de Berisso, provincia de Buenos Aires). Intersecciones antropol. [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.1, pp.85-98. ISSN 1850-373X.

NEW ANALYSES OF BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL SAMPLES FROM PALO BLANCO Y LOS TALAS SITES, BERISSO CITY, BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE. In recent years, the use of institutional bioarchaeological collections as sources of information for archaeological research has increased. In this paper, the results of a reanalysis of osteological samples from the Palo Blanco and Los Talas sites (Berisso, Buenos Aires) deposited in the Anthropology Division of the Museo de La Plata are presented. These sites were excavated by E. Cigliano and M. Vignati in the mid-twentieth century; their work uncovered human burials, some of which included burial goods, and other archaeological materials. The reanalysis involved obtaining the first radiocarbon dates from human skeletons at both sites, studying the composition of both collections, and conducting a survey of pathologies. The radiocarbon dates place the inhumation events at both sites in the final late Holocene. Two primary burials were analyzed at Palo Blanco, and the skeletal remains of at least 15 individuals at Los Talas. The relevant pathologies correspond to trauma, changes in the areas of muscular insertion, and lesions of metabolic-nutritional stress. This work contributes information from an area with scarce previous bioarchaeological studies.

Keywords : Bioarchaeology; Western coast of Río de La Plata; Late Holocene.

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