Ground sloths and humans in southern Fuego-Patagonia: taphonomy and archaeology

  title={Ground sloths and humans in southern Fuego-Patagonia: taphonomy and archaeology},
  author={Luis Alberto Borrero and Fabiana Mar{\'i}a Martin},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={102 - 117}
  • L. BorreroF. Martin
  • Published 22 February 2012
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • World Archaeology
Abstract An evaluation of Late Pleistocene interactions between ground sloths and humans in the Fuego-Patagonia of Chile and Argentina is presented. Aspects of ground sloth taphonomy are explored, particularly the difficulties of using cut-mark and breakage evidence to recognize human exploitation. Selective transport of large animal bones is also reviewed in regards to its use as a marker of human exploitation of ground sloths. An evaluation of the relevant archaeological and paleontological… 

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