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453 - Discussing Patterns and Processes of Evolutionary Change along the Americas

16.07.2012 | 08:00 - 13:30
16.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30
17.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30

Coordenator 1: Muscio, Hernán (Universidad de Buenos Aires , Buenos Aires, Argentina / Argentinien)
Coordenator 2: López, Gabriel (CONICET - UNiversidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Argentinien)

America , with the exception of Antarctica , is the last continent colonized by modern humans. In this way, the archeological record of the continent is the result of a single hominid species dispersed along North, Central, and South America .

The archaeological record of these land masses displays an impressive range of variation along time and space, documenting a diversity of societies ranging from small scale hunter -gather populations to complex state formations, and a diversity of cultural traditions, languages and biological populations distributed along the ecological mosaic of the Americas .

From this comes the relevance for assessing the processes of biological and cultural evolution responsible of the broad range of variation in the archaeological record of the Americas , and for addressing the particularities of such processes regarding other continents. In this sense what become critical are the theoretical and methodological foundations for documenting the archaeological patterns resulting from these processes.

The goal of this symposium is to congregate a number of scholars working in americanist archaeology in order to comparatively assess the patterns and processes of evolutionary change archaeologically recorded across the continent. Upon this base the focus is the diversity implied during the early colonization of the Americas , as well as, the processes of change documented from the earliest to the later phases of the occupational history of the continent. Into this broader chronological framework are of special interest the discussion of the changes documented in subsistence, human biology, space use, technology, demography and political systems.

More broadly, this symposium is thought to explore the application of theoretical models and frames of reference based on ecology, biogeography, cultural transmission theory, and other evolutionary approaches applied to empirical cases studies. In this line, other important issue to discuss refers to the units (chronological, spatial, cultural, palaeoclimatic, etc.) employed in Americanist Archaeology for studying archaeological patterning, and the way in which such units are more or less reliable for the comparative analyses. In this way the symposium will give an encouraging ambience to the specialists in Americanist Archaeology for the dialogue and the exchange of ideas concerning the patterns, the processes and the variability of the archaeological record along the history of human population of the Americas .

Palavras-chaves: Patterns, processes, Americas

Título Autores País Co-Autores
8047 - Cultural Evolution and Demography in the Argentine Puna Muscio, Hernán Argentina / Argentinien
9546 - TELL ME WHAT AND HOW YOU EAT AND I TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE: EVOLUTION OF ORAL PATHOLOGY PATTERNS AS A MEANS TO RECONSTRUCT DIETARY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES OCCURED BETWEEN 3000 BC AND 1400 AD IN THE PACIFIC COASTAL DESERT Eggers, Sabine Brazil / Brasilien
9685 - Patterns of Holocene Human Diversification in Fuego-Patagonia Barrientos, Gustavo Argentina / Argentinien
9847 - Diferenciación local y flujo génico en Uruguay y la Región Pampeana Argentina en el Holoceno Tardío Figueiro, Gonzalo Uruguay / Uruguay Sans, Mónica (Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay / Uruguay)
11270 - ENFOQUE BIOCULTURAL SOBRE LOS PROCESOS ADAPTATIVOS EN AMÉRICA DEL SUR A TRAVÉS DE LA PALEODIETA Cadena Duarte, Bibiana Andrea Colombia / Kolumbien
11864 - Infectious diseases as one key element to unravel contact between ancient coastal populations in South America Eggers, Sabine Brazil / Brasilien Filippini, José (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil) Pezo Lanfranco, Luis (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)
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