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Llamas on the Land: Production and Consumption of Meat at Chavín de Huántar, Peru published in December 2016 by Silvana A. Rosenfeld and Matthew P. Sayre in Society for American Archaeology
The results from analysis of a large camelid sample from the La Banda sector of the Middle Formative (1000-500 BCE) Peruvian site of Chavín de Huántar demonstrate that imported ch’arki (dried meat) was not the main source of camelid meat for consumption at the site, as previously thought. The new zooarchaeological evidence from the La Banda sector shows that multiple production strategies occurred at Chavín de Huántar demonstrating the socioeconomic complexity of the people who lived and worked around the monumental center.
The Methuselah of plant diaspores: Sphagnum spores can survive in nature for centuries published in April 2017 by Zhao-Jun Bu, Sebastian Sundberg, Lu Feng, Hong-Kai Li, Hong-Yan Zhao and Hong-Chun Li in New Phytologist
The authors of this study analyzed the viability of Sphagnum spore in peat cores of up to 0.5 m in depth from two peatland microhabitats located at Hani Peatland in northeast China, a 17 km2 transitional mire. The peat core chronology was established using three dating methods: radiocarbon (14C), caesium-137 (137Cs), lead-210 (210Pb). The results show that a high percentage of the c. 170 and 680 year-old spores from cores taken from a hummock and a hollow, respectively, were still able to germinate, and this shows that Sphagnum can form an extremely long-term persistent spore bank.
Translated analytical reports coming soon
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– ACRA 2017, Philadelphia, PA – September 7-10, 2017
– Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) 60th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO – September 9-17, 2017
– 75th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, Bismarck, ND – October 4-7, 2017
– Midwest Archaeological Conference, Indianapolis, IN – October 19–21, 2017
– GSA 2017, Seattle, WA – October 22-25, 2017
– SEAC, Tulsa, OK – November 8-11, 2017
– AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, LA – December 11-15, 2017