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Going back to collections: a study case of the Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina)

Karina Vanesa Chichkoyan 

IIDyPCa, Conicet, UNRN, Mitre 630, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

INIGEO, Universidad Nacional de Luján, Ruta Nacional 5 y Avenida Constitución, 6700 Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina

karinavch@gmail.com

Abstract

The historical Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina) joined the 19th century international discussion about human antiquity. The collection comprises bones with evidences of anthropic modification from alleged Tertiary beds associated with extinct animals. According to the Argentinean naturalist Florentino Ameghino, these evidences proved the early presence of humans in the South America’s Southern cone. This analysis rules out the proposed intentionality behind the anthropic traces. Instead, most of the materials were remains of broken bones for marrow extraction. The revision of these historical collections is therefore crucial for obtaining up-to-date information to advance in current researches as methodologies to study them had highly developed in the last century. In this sense, museum collections become an alternative and powerful firsthand tool that preserves our non-renewable record of the past.

Keywords

Historical collections
Archaeology
Preservation
South America
Human Antiquity bones

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English

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10.14568/cp2018027

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Chichkoyan, K. V., 'Going back to collections: a study case of the Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina)', Conservar Património 32 (2019) 38-49, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018027.

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Chichkoyan, K. V. Going back to collections: a study case of the Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina). Conservar Património 32:38-49. DOI:10.14568/cp2018027.

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Chichkoyan, Karina Vanesa. "Going back to collections: a study case of the Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina)." Conservar Património 32:38-49. doi:10.14568/cp2018027.

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CHICHKOYAN, Karina Vanesa – Going back to collections: a study case of the Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina). Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 32 (2019) 38-49 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/2018027>. ISSN 21829942.

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CHICHKOYAN, Karina Vanesa. Going back to collections: a study case of the Florentino Ameghino collection housed in the Museo de La Plata (Argentina). Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 32, p. 38-49, 2019. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018027>. Acesso em: .

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Received: 2018-6-18
Revised: 2019-3-31
Accepted: 2019-4-22
Online: 2019-6-5

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