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Spatial and temporal taphonomic study of bone accumulations of the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in central Argentina

dc.contributor.authorMontalvo, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorFernández, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorTomassini|, Rodrigo|Mignino, Julián
dc.contributor.authorKin, Marta
dc.contributor.authorSantillan, Miguel Angel
dc.creatorIDACOR
dc.date2020
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-27T14:54:21Z
dc.date.available2021-08-27T14:54:21Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationMontalvo, C. I., Fernández, F. J., Tomassini, R. L., Mignino, J., Kin, M. S., & Santillán, M. A. (2020). Spatial and temporal taphonomic study of bone accumulations of the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in central Argentina. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 30, 102197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102197es
dc.identifier.citationMontalvo, C. I., Fernández, F. J., Tomassini, R. L., Mignino, J., Kin, M. S., & Santillán, M. A. (2020). Spatial and temporal taphonomic study of bone accumulations of the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in central Argentina. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 30, 102197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102197
dc.identifier.issnurn:issn:2352-409X
dc.identifier.urihttps://suquia.ffyh.unc.edu.ar/handle/suquia/17999
dc.description.abstractAthene cunicularia is a very common opportunistic raptor inhabiting diverse environments of South America. It has variable hunting behavior and diet habits, feeding mostly on arthropods and nocturnal and diurnal micromammals. We evaluated taphonomically mammal bones accumulated in pellet samples produced by this raptor recovered from different areas of Central Argentina. The sum of the observed taphonomic attributes on digested skeletal elements (digestion, relative abundance, indexes, and breakage) allow assigning this species to the category of moderate modification, but with several attributes located in a different category with respect to previous classification. This difference may be linked with the representation and estimated body mass of prey; when the sample has larger prey (e.g. caviomorph rodents), there is a higher degree of modification. Results of this evaluation were used for comparison with paleontological and archaeological sites in Argentina, where this owl was indicated as one of the possible accumulator agents. We propose that only large fossil samples allow a good evaluation of taxonomic diversity and therefore of the prey body mass representation. Here, we applied a new categorization of rodent skull breakage. Finally, this evaluation of modern samples leads to the incorporation of molariforms of Octodontidae (Rodentia) and teeth of Chiroptera in the categories of modifications by digestion.en
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dc.format.extent102-197
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports 30
dc.source.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102197
dc.subjectTaphonomyen
dc.subjectStrigiformen
dc.subjectCentral Argentinaen
dc.subjectBody mass preyen
dc.subjectModern analogousen
dc.subjectMicromammal fossil assemblagesen
dc.titleSpatial and temporal taphonomic study of bone accumulations of the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in central Argentinaes
dc.titleSpatial and temporal taphonomic study of bone accumulations of the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in central Argentina
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