Restos vegetales del sitio arqueológico Casa Vieja, Callango (Ica)

Translated title of the contribution: Plant remains of archaeological site Casa Vieja, Callango (Ica)

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Abstract

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.

Translated title of the contributionPlant remains of archaeological site Casa Vieja, Callango (Ica)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Debemos expresar nuestros sinceros agra-decimientos a la arqueóloga Susana Arce, di-rectora del Museo Regional de Ica y al C. P. C. Jorge Ramos, director en ese entonces del Instituto Nacional de Cultura-Ica, por brindar-nos las facilidades del Museo Regional para el estudio de los restos vegetales. Igualmente, a Guillermo “Piro” Morón, por su valioso apo-yo en el Museo Regional de Ica. A la Dra. Elida Carrillo por permitirnos revisar las co-lecciones depositadas en el Herbario San Marcos (USM). Por la revisión crítica del manuscrito y por sus acertados comentarios queremos finalmente agradecer al Dr. Daniel Sandweiss.

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© 2003 Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas UNMSM.

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