Archaeological analysis of shell middens in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego Island

Jordi Estevez, Ernesto Piana, Adrian Schiavini, Nuria Juan-Muns

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    Abstract

    An archaeological programme beginning in 1993, in the Beagle Channel, aims to describe the long-term record of maritime faunal exploitation, and relate it to the environmental record. Results from quantitative analysis of remains from a series of shell midden excavations indicate a remarkably stable and resilient marine biota over the last 6500 years. Only in the previous century have there been changes in fauna, which might correspond to recent global warming. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-33
    JournalInternational Journal of Osteoarchaeology
    Volume11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

    Keywords

    • Beagle Channel
    • Environmental change
    • Fish
    • Seals
    • Shell middens
    • Tierra del Fuego

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