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About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Borrero, Luis A.
Location Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y (CONICET)
Primary Field Anthropology
 Election Citation
Luis Alberto Borrero specializes in the archaeology of hunter-gatherers, focusing on bone taphonomy of humans during the early colonization of areas in South America. ~
 Research Interests
Luis Alberto Borrero specializes in the archaeology of hunter-gatherers, particularly in relation with the colonization of new lands. He directed field projects in several little studied areas of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego like Lago Argentino, Cape Virgenes, the Pali Aike Volcanic Field and San Sebastian Bay. He studied the process of cultural divergence of human populations in Tierra del Fuego that started when the island was cut-off from the mainland during the Early Holocene. He also published models of human colonization of different South American environments that helped to reevaluate the velocity and other characteristics of the process of human dispersal. Part of his field studies are focused on the taphonomy of terrestrial and marine mammal bones, trying to differentiate those resulting from human subsistence activities from those incorporated from natural deaths. As a result of his evaluations many bone assemblages were reevaluated, and new standards of bone recovery and interpretation were conceived. ~He is now involved in a multi-disciplinary project related with the initial peopling of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego and in the exploration of the Southwestern archipelagos of Southern South America.

 
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