Advances in Coastal Geoarchaeology in Latin America

Selected papers from the GEGAL Symposium at La Paloma, Uruguay

  • Hugo Inda Ferrero
  • Felipe García Rodríguez
Conference proceedings

Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Daniel Panario, Roberto Bracco Boksar, Ofelia Gutiérrez, Marcos Tassano
    Pages 35-48
  3. Julio Cezar Rubin de Rubin, Rosiclér Theodoro da Silva, Rosana Najjar, Catarina Menezes Ferreira, Gabriele Viega Garcia
    Pages 49-64
  4. Rodrigo Torres, Dolores Elkin, Roberto Kokot, Daniela De Hoz, Eduardo Keldjian, Matías Dourteau
    Pages 65-88
  5. Roberto Bracco Boksar, Daniel Panario, Ofelia Gutiérrez, Andreina Bazzino, Christopher Duarte, Rosario Odino et al.
    Pages 103-129
  6. Carola Castiñeira Latorre, Rodrigo Costa Angrizani, Eduardo Apolinaire, Marco Alvarez, Irina Capdepont, Adriana Blasi et al.
    Pages 131-156
  7. Irina Capdepont, Leda Sánchez Bettucci, Juan Morales, Avto Gogichaishvili
    Pages 157-176
  8. Alfonso Machado Arnaud, Gustavo Piñeiro Barceló, José López Mazz
    Pages 177-192
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-194

About these proceedings


This book introduces selected contributions from the GEGAL (Spanish acronym for Latin American Geoarchaeological  Studies Group) Workshop held at La Paloma Beach, Uruguay, with a focus on Coastal Geoarchaeology, and an attendance of more than 50 researchers, students and professionals from several Latin American countries.

The contributions were selected in order to encompass the vast array of environmental, geomorphological and archaeological contexts comprised in the geographical frame of Latin America. Topics covered through the chapters include specific issues such as human occupation and fluvial dynamic processes in mountain and lowland environments, methodological developments in dating methods, taphonomy and chemical proxies, as well as landscape modification by anthropogenic disturbances.

As the first compilation of Coastal Geoarchaeology for Latin America, this book is intended to become a useful tool for students, researchers and professionals from related fields, as it comprises not only the regional state of the art, but also new insights and developments which can be potentially applied to other contexts world wide.


Coastal Geoarchaeology GEGAL Symposium Uruguay Fluvial Dynamic Processes Geomorphology Anthropogenic Soils Characterization Latin American Geoarchaeological Studies Group Landscape Development in Latin America Historical Archaeology Anthropogenic Influences on Landscape Modification

Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo Inda Ferrero
    • 1
  • Felipe García Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Universitario Regional del EsteUniversidad de la RepúblicaRochaUruguay
  2. 2.Centro Universitario Regional del EsteUniversidad de la RepúblicaRochaUruguay

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17827-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17828-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-3421
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-343X
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