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Authentication of aboriginal remains in the South Shetland Islands
Entry 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.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.08   S: -62.08   E: -58.26   W: -58.26

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: 1983-07-30T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Santiago, Chile
Dataset Publisher: INACH
Version: Not provided
Issue Identification: 30
Data Presentation Form: Text, photographs, tables, maps, diagrams
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-07-01
Stop Date: 1983-10-20
Quality Samples underwent the following analyses: lithic, petrographic, comparative
typological, sedimentological, and microscopic.
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Data Center
Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos, Instituto Antartico Chileno, Chile Supplemental Info
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-08