Bioarchaeological research in northwestern Argentina: analyses by classification and regression trees

B. Wiese, M. G. Colaneri, E. Bru De Labanda & R. Raya
This bioarchaeological study investigates biological characteristic of human groups localised in archaeological sites in the department Belén in Northwestern Argentina. They cover a period from the Formative period till the Incas and the Spanish Conquest. To understand the variability over the time as well as the systems of interchange and the social differentiation data from 35 human skulls were analysed. The 49 discrete variables per skull represent facial features and morphological attributes. The aim was...