A paleoethnobotanical study was carried out at the Middle Horizon archaeological site of Casa Vieja, located in Callango within the Lower Ica Valley. A total of 23 species were identified, all determined to be of the Magnoliopyta Division, 78 % (or 18 species) were Magnoliopsid and 22% (or 15 species) Liliopsid. The Fabaceae are the best represented family with 6 species. Most of the analyzed samples correspond to seeds of Gossypium barbadense "cotton". Seventy percent of the species were probably used as food; 48% for artifact-making and construction and 52% for medicinal and curative purposes.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Biologia|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2003|
- Casa Vieja
- Plant remains