Monte Verde: Seaweed, Food, Medicine, and the Peopling of South America

  title={Monte Verde: Seaweed, Food, Medicine, and the Peopling of South America},
  author={T. Dillehay and C. Ram{\'i}rez and M. Pino and M. Collins and J. Rossen and J. D. Pino-Navarro},
  pages={784 - 786}
  • T. Dillehay, C. Ramírez, +3 authors J. D. Pino-Navarro
  • Published 2008
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • The identification of human artifacts at the early archaeological site of Monte Verde in southern Chile has raised questions of when and how people reached the tip of South America without leaving much other evidence in the New World. Remains of nine species of marine algae were recovered from hearths and other features at Monte Verde II, an upper occupational layer, and were directly dated between 14,220 and 13,980 calendar years before the present (∼12,310 and 12,290 carbon-14 years ago… CONTINUE READING
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