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Digital Companion to 'Crawling and Walking at the Same Time: Challenges in 'Animal Archaeology' in Northern South America'

Content related to a chapter in 'The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Animals'

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This content pertains to the chapter 'Crawling and Walking at the Same Time: Challenges in 'Animal Archaeology' in Northern South America' in The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Animals (Christopher Götz and Kitty F. Emery, eds.), published by Lockwood Press. The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Animals is an edited volume that links many of its chapters to rich digital content published open access with Open Context. The authors have chosen to link their chapters to related online content (including primary data, maps, and additional images) in order to provide additional research resources in their subject area. The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Animals is available for purchase from ISD.


These digital archives present zooarchaeological data from the site of Tubará, Colombia as a foundation for the reflections presented in the print volume, on the main trends in zooarchaeological research in northern South America, particularly those related to present day Colombia. The digital data as the basis for discussions of the nature and range of the archeological fauna research done so far, and the challenges faced by zooarchaeological investigation in the region. The purpose of the volume chapter is to achieve more effective levels of exchange within the discipline than those that currently exist. By going beyond the idea of “regional zooarchaeologies,” the results of the zooarchaeological investigations from this Latin American region can have a more important impact on archaeological practice at a continental and worldwide level.

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800-1450 CE


Ramos, Elizabeth, Departamento de Antropología, Universidad de los Andes, Carrera 1ª 18A 10 Edificio Franco, Bogotá, D.C., COLOMBIA,

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Elizabeth Ramos Roca. "Digital Companion to 'Crawling and Walking at the Same Time: Challenges in 'Animal Archaeology' in Northern South America'". (2017) In The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Animals. Christopher M Götz, Kitty F Emery (Eds.) . Released: 2017-02-12. Open Context. <> DOI:

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