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dc.contributor.author Samec, Celeste Tamara
dc.contributor.author Yacobaccio, Hugo Daniel
dc.contributor.author Panarello, Hector Osvaldo
dc.date.available 2017-07-13T20:46:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07
dc.identifier.citation Samec, Celeste Tamara; Yacobaccio, Hugo Daniel; Panarello, Hector Osvaldo; Carbon and nitrogen isotope composition of natural pastures in the dry Puna of Argentina: a baseline for the study of prehistoric herd management strategies; Springer; Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences; 9; 2; 7-2015; 153-163
dc.identifier.issn 1866-9557
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/20421
dc.description.abstract This study represents an isotopic survey of modern plants developed to establish baseline isotopic values in order to explore prehistoric herd management strategies employed by the South American camelid herders that occupied the southern Andean highlands during the past 3000 years. We present carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotopic compositions of natural pastures collected from different plant communities along an altitudinal gradient in the dry Puna of Argentina. Our results show that C3 plants are the most abundant along the whole altitudinal gradient and that C3 and C4 plants exhibit a differential distribution, the latter being less abundant in those sites located above 3900 meters above sea level (masl). At the same time, plants growing at low-altitude sites with low water availability exhibit higher δ15N values than plants growing at high-altitude sites with higher water availability. These results explain the negative correlation found between altitude and South American camelid bone collagen δ13C and δ15N values published in previous studies. This work represents a fundamental step towards the building of an isotopic ecology for the dry Puna area with the ultimate goal to explore herd management strategies employed by human groups in the past. In this sense, modern plant and South American camelid tissue isotopic compositions would provide a frame of reference to interpret isotopic compositions measured on archaeofaunal remains recovered at pastoral sites, with the aim to explore mobility and pastureland use by prehistoric herders.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject C3 and C4 plants
dc.subject South American camelids
dc.subject Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes
dc.subject Altitude
dc.subject.classification Arqueología
dc.subject.classification Historia y Arqueología
dc.subject.classification HUMANIDADES
dc.title Carbon and nitrogen isotope composition of natural pastures in the dry Puna of Argentina: a baseline for the study of prehistoric herd management strategies
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dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
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dc.date.updated 2017-07-13T18:31:10Z
dc.journal.volume 9
dc.journal.number 2
dc.journal.pagination 153-163
dc.journal.pais Alemania
dc.journal.ciudad Berlin
dc.description.fil Fil: Samec, Celeste Tamara. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Geocronología y Geología Isotopica. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Geocronología y Geología Isotópica; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Yacobaccio, Hugo Daniel. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Arqueología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Panarello, Hector Osvaldo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Geocronología y Geología Isotopica. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Geocronología y Geología Isotópica; Argentina
dc.journal.title Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12520-015-0263-2
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12520-015-0263-2


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