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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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Abstract

SUBY, JORGE A; SANTIAGO, FERNANDO  and  SALEMME, MÓNICA. PALEOPATHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF HUMAN BONES FROM PUESTO PESCADOR 1 SITE (TIERRA DEL FUEGO). Magallania [online]. 2008, vol.36, n.1, pp.53-64. ISSN 0718-2244.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442008000100005.

The paleopathological studies are meaningful approaches to understand human lifestyles, spatial distribution and social, economic and cultural aspects of human societies in the past. These kinds of analyses require particular interpretations about bioarchaeological record features for the formulation and contrast of hypothesis about human health. In Southern Patagonia, considering the scarcity of extensive human bones deposits, the paleopathological studies have been based on conglomerates of single recovered skeletons. In this paper we analyze, from a paleopathological point of view, the human bone rests recovered from Puesto Pescador 1 site (Tierra del Fuego). The results showed evidences of occupational stress and perimortem traumas, possibly associated with episodes of interpersonal violence. The methodologies and discussions developed from several lines of evidences allowed the differential diagnosis in these archaeological human bones from Southern Patagonia.

Keywords : Paleopathology; Human Bones; Puesto Pescador 1 site.

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