Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics: An Introduction

  • Mariana MondiniEmail author
  • A. Sebastián MuñozEmail author
  • Pablo M. FernándezEmail author


This book brings together a collection of works on the archaeology of human-animal interactions through time in the Neotropical Biogeographic Region. This huge area, ranging from Central Mexico to Southern Patagonia, is characterized by an outstandingly rich biodiversity distributed across an amazing array of contrasting environments. Understanding the zooarchaeological imprint of human insertion in the rich and singular Americas is, thus, an opportunity for improving our knowledge of the many ways modern humans have dealt with the global colonization of our planet and of the diversity of subsequent organization forms within such diverse settings.



We are sincerely grateful to all authors and reviewers. We are also thankful to all the participants in the Neotropical zooarchaeology session, to the session discussant, and to the 12th ICAZ International Conference organizers. Carolina Mosconi kindly revised the English of this introduction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Zooarqueología y Tafonomía de Zonas Áridas (LaZTA)IDACOR, CONICET/Universidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Facultad de Filosofía y LetrasUniversidad de Buenos AiresCiudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano—CONICETCiudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresArgentina

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