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  • publication . Article . 2014
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Javier Echeverría; María Teresa Planella; Hermann M. Niemeyer;
    Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS

    Consumption of psychoactive substances has been important in the lives of indigenous American people for several millennia. While numerous studies have reported the occurrence of smoking pipes at archaeological sites, only a few have addressed the question of the substa...

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  • publication . Article . 2013
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Javier Echeverría; Hermann M. Niemeyer;
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    Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS

    Abstract The consumption of plant-derived hallucinogenic substances through smoking and snuffing is a long-standing tradition in the south-central Andes. Chemical and archaeobotanical evidence point to the consumption of nicotine and tryptamine alkaloids in Northwestern...

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  • publication . Article . 2011
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Ramiro Barberena; César Méndez; Francisco Mena; Omar Reyes;
    Publisher: Elsevier

    The management and conservation of animal species should be based upon a long-term analysis that considers its geographical distribution and feeding patterns. The study of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes on skeletal remains provides a quantitative approach to the pa...

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  • publication . Article . 2010
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Bernardo Arriaza; Dula Amarasiriwardena; Lorena Cornejo; Vivien G. Standen; Sam Byrne; Luke Bartkus; Basel Bandak;
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    Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

    Abstract This paper explores to what extent arsenic poisoning affected pre-Columbian northern Chile populations living between Arica and Iquique cities. We hypothesize, the pre-Columbian inhabitants of this region, will show arseniasis according to modern geographic end...

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  • publication . Article . 2008
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    Authors:
    Juan Pablo Ogalde; Bernardo Arriaza; Elia C. Soto;
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    Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS

    Various ethnographic sources have demonstrated the symbolic and ritualistic importance of psychoactive plants in Native American societies. The social milieu of these mind- altering plants appears to be ancient. Archaeological evidence during the Tiwanaku empire expansi...

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