Integrating zooarchaeology in the conservation of coastal-marine ecosystems in Brazil

Thiago Fossile, Jessica Ferreira, Dione da Rocha Bandeira, Sérgio Dias-da-Silva, André Carlo Colonese

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Sambaquis are archaeological shell mounds and middens formed by pre-Columbian populations inhabiting the Atlantic Forest coast of Brazil between the Middle and Late Holocene. Beyond their recognized cultural values, sambaquis are valuable biological archives for tracking changes in past biodiversity and informing modern conservation studies and management. In this contribution we reviewed the published record of faunal remains from archaeological sites located in Babitonga Bay, in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Through a literature review covering 110 sites, we assembled a comprehensive survey of terrestrial and marine taxa exploited by human groups in this area between ca. 5500 and 370 years ago. A total of 244 species were recorded, of which 14 are currently endangered and 12 are no longer present in Babitonga Bay. This zooarchaeological synthesis provides snapshots of past biodiversity, adding a novel contribution to current debates around the conservation biology of one of the world's most threatened tropical biomes.

Idioma originalEnglish
Pàgines (de-a)38-44
Nombre de pàgines7
RevistaQuaternary International
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - d’abr. 2020


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