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Revista del Museo de Antropología

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MERLER CARBAJO, Julia. Pastoralism in the post-hispanic Puna, zooarchaeology of the Antigal Laguna site (Barrancas, Jujuy). Rev. Mus. Antropol. [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 1852-060X.

Abstract Along with the European conquerors, various species of domestic animals arrived on the American continent and quickly dispersed throughout the territory. In the Argentine Northwest, their incorporation into the local economy was relatively rapid and of great importance within the socioeconomic system imposed by Europeans. This was particularly true in the case of the Puna region, where the preexistence of pastoral practices and the management of herd animals represented an advantage when incorporating these species and favored indigenous participation in the new economic system. However, the information available about the incorporation of these animals into traditional Andean grazing, their management and the uses that were given to them in this region is scarce. This paper presents the results of the analysis of the zooarchaeological remains from the Antigal Laguna site, located in the Archaeological Locality of Barrancas (department of Cochinoca, province of Jujuy). This site accounts for the occupation of the area during post-Hispanic times and presents remains of European fauna, which makes it a valuable source of information to learn about the link between local populations and these animals between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Keywords : Argentinean northwest; Puna of Jujuy;; European fauna; Historic archaeology; Pastoralism.

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