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Chungará (Arica)

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SCATTOLIN, María Cristina. INDIGENOUS CATEGOREMS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESIGNATIONS IN PREHISPANIC NORTHWEST ARGENTINA. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2006, vol.38, n.2, pp.185-196. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562006000200003.

In a similar way to indigenous ethnocategories, categories used in archaeological classifications are an object of mental representations by researchers. Hence, they can be scrutinized also, just as anthropology has studied native conceptual schemes. A methodical review of archaeological classifications would reduce subjective valuations that persist in scientific research. This idea is applied to the analysis of the first millennium A.D. in the Santa María Valley, Northwest Argentina. The results show that archaeological categories are imposed by the uncontrolled incorporation of indigenous cognitive schemes and become emancipated from our control by routine repetition more than by scientific validation. This work confirms that "what is certain of the savage thought, is certain of all learned thought" and it ratifies the appropriateness of regularly subjecting archaeological categories to review

Palabras clave : Archaeological classifications; indigenous categories; Northwest Argentina.

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