Human exploitation of seabirds in coastal southern Chile during the mid-Holocene

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We analyzed a collection of 738 bird bones, representing a minimum of 71 individuals, found in a settlement of huntergatherers from the mid-Holocene, 5,000 years BP, in the coastal locality of Chan Chan, southern Chile. The camp was inhabited for over ca. 500 years, during which time a steady hunting pressure on the local marine resources was exerted… (More)

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