20225403(en)/7 - Borrero’s Model of Patagonia Peopling: Examples of its Application to Lithic Analysis in the Atlantic Slope of South-Central Patagonia
BORRERO’S MODEL OF PATAGONIA PEOPLING: EXAMPLES OF ITS APPLICATION TO LITHIC ANALYSIS IN THE ATLANTIC SLOPE OF SOUTH-CENTRAL PATAGONIA
EL MODELO DE POBLAMIENTO DE PATAGONIA DE BORRERO: EJEMPLOS DE SU APLICACIÓN EN ANÁLISIS LÍTICOS EN LA VERTIENTE ATLÁNTICA DE PATAGONIA CENTRO-SUR
Nora Viviana Franco
In this paper I summarize how I applied Borrero's Model of Patagonia Peopling to the understanding of human strategies of raw material utilization at the north and south of the Santa Cruz River Basin, as well as the Southern End of the Deseado Massif and areas nearby. Furthermore, I present the main research questions which arose from these analyses, as well as the way I have addressed them, and the main results obtained. This research was carried out within an ecological and evolutionary framework. Archaeological expectations were generated from Borrero's model of Patagonia peopling based on the theoretical framework of technological organization and ethnoarchaeological information. Results obtained are related to paleoenvironmental information as well as with other lines of evidence and have been used to suggest the existence of human-group replacements.
Tags: Hunter-gatherers, Central-South Patagonia, Models, strategies of lithic raw material utilization, technological change