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Revista del Museo de Antropología

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MILLAN, Ana Gabriela; MOHAMED, Nadia  and  DAHINTEN, Silvia. Recovery, curation and bioanthropological studies of Frengüelli-Brunet Collection. Rev. Mus. Antropol. [online]. 2019, vol.12, n.3, pp.73-80. ISSN 1852-060X.

The main objective of the present study is to provide information about the Bioanthropological Frengüelli-Brunet collection, built by Rodolfo Brunet (1926-1996), an amateur naturalist from Puerto Madryn city, which is composed of human remains mainly from Chubut province. Currently, this collection is under protection by the Provincial Law XI Nº 11 which refers to “Archaeological, Anthropological and Paleontological Ruins and Sites Regime”. At the request of Chubut Secretary of Culture (Secretaría de Cultura del Chubut), the collection was donated to the IDEAUS-CONICET bioanthropological repository. A stringent process of curatorial and protection was performed following current ethical standards. Basic information was determined such as number of individuals, biological sex and age estimation. Information about the place of origin of the collection was obtained through review of documentation associated to the remains. Despite the lack of chronological and archaeological context information due to the unsystematic archaeological rescues, it is worth it to mention that the vast majority of the skeletons in the collection stem from the Central cost and the Central-West Chubut province, a region with scarce archaeological information. This highlights the importance of studying this collection as it will provide valuable knowledge about the original populations that habited the region.

Keywords : Human skeletal remains; Recovery; Collection; Chubut.

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