First records of Chenopodium spp./Amaranthus spp. starch grains and their relevance to the study of the late Holocene human subsistence in Central Argentina

@inproceedings{Lpez2015FirstRO,
  title={First records of Chenopodium spp./Amaranthus spp. starch grains and their relevance to the study of the late Holocene human subsistence in Central Argentina},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Laura L{\'o}pez and Mat{\'i}as E. Medina and Diego E. Rivero},
  year={2015}
}
The first Sierras of Cordoba (Argentina) evidences of Chenopodium spp. and/or Amaranthus spp. human consumption were presented in this paper. The identifications were made over micro-botanical remains – starch granules – from grinding tools and pottery from two archaeological sites: Quebrada del Real 1 (c. 3000 BP) and C.Pun.39 (c. 1000–500 BP). Multiproxy data suggest the management of high-nutritional wild plants and the early knowledge of the post-harvest processing technology required to… CONTINUE READING