Piedra Museo Upper Unit 2 (Holocene of Argentina)

Where: Santa Cruz, Argentina (47.9° S, 67.9° W: paleocoordinates 47.9° S, 67.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• earlier papers defined six units, but here the latter five are collapsed into unit 2; this collection combines all unit 2 material from above a charcoal later at 185 cm

•the two C14 dates on bone at the 172 and 173 cm levels are 9230 +/- 105 and 9710 +/- 105 ybp, calibrated as 8290-8560 and 8840-9280 ybp

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; paleosol/pedogenic, sandy claystone

• rock shelter
• pedogenic "argile sableuse"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Collected in 1990 - 1999

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: F. V. Ramirez Rozzi, F. d'Errico, and M. A. Zarate. 2000. Le site paléo-indien de Piedra Museo (Patagonie). Sa contribution au débat sur le premier peuplement du continent amérlcaln. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences Series IIA Earth and Planetary Science 331(4):311-318 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/O. Alfaro]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 73843: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 03.07.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rheiformes - Rheidae
"Pterocnemia pennata" = Rhea, Rhea cf. americana
"Pterocnemia pennata" = Rhea rhea
Rhea cf. americana Linnaeus 1758 greater rhea
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Lama guanicoe Müller 1776 guanaco