Authentication of aboriginal remains in the South Shetland IslandsEntry ID: 026-82_01
Abstract: In 1972 the biologist, Dr.Victor Ariel Gallardo, recovered benthonic
samples from the bottom of Admiralty and Chile Bay, in the South part of King
George Island, for biological purposes. During his lab analysis, he found two
different projectile points in separate plastic bottles. Archaeological studies
of the artifacts and the place where they where discovered, proved that that
these points where not originally from that place, but they were introduced by
unknown people during the transportation or during its stay in the laboratory
(Concepcion). During the field work, a survey was done in Admiralty Bay and
on the North coast of King George Island, finding numerous historical sites,
one of which "Cuatro Pircas", was excavated the following year.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ruben Stehberg y Liliana Nilo
Dataset Title: Procedencia antartica inexacta de dos puntas de proyectil.
Dataset Series Name: Serie Cientifica
Dataset Release Date: 1983-07-30
Dataset Release Place: Santiago, Chile
Dataset Publisher: INACH
Issue Identification: 30
Data Presentation Form: Text, photographs, tables, maps, diagrams
Start Date: 1982-07-01Stop Date: 1983-10-20
ISO Topic Category
Quality Samples underwent the following analyses: lithic, petrographic, comparative
typological, sedimentological, and microscopic.
Access Constraints No constraints
Use Constraints Please cite data properly.
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: pvicuna at inach.cl
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1055
City: Punta Arenas
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rstehberg at mnhn.cl
Loreley 801 La Reina
Stehberg R y Liliana Nilo 1983. Procedencia antartica inexacta de dos puntas de
proyectil. Serie Cientifica. Instituto antartico Chileno 30:61-76. Stehberg R.
1983. Terra Australis Incognita: una ruta de investigacion
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-15