Postcard from the Field: Dr. Villavicencio, Chile

From Natalia A. Villavicencio (PhD) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago de Chile, Chile: The former Laguna de Tagua Tagua (~34°26’S) became known in 1968 and 1994 due to the finds of late Pleistocene sites that revealed the processing and consumption of extinct megafauna by the first human settlers in Central Chile. In December 2019 we re-excavated the area with the aim of finding new sites to apply advanced scientific approaches (e.g., stable isotopes, aDNA) and get a more complete understanding of the evolution of this Mediterranean ecosystem, and the human impacts on it, from the Late Pleistocene to the present. In the picture: the team at the new site Tagua Tagua 3.

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