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Chungará (Arica)

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Abstract

ROLDAN, Jimena; SAMPIETRO VATTUONE, María Marta; DEL VALLE NEDER, Liliana  and  VATTUONE, Marta Amelia. PEDOLOGIC EFFECTS OF CULTIVATION OF FIELDS DURING THE FORMATIVE PERIOD TAFÍ VALLEY (TUCUMÁN- ARGENTINA). Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.2, pp.161-172. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562008000200004.

The scarcity of' evidence about the subsistence economy of Tafí culture (I to IX century A.D.) indicated geochemical analyses, derivedfrom pedological and geological science, which had previously seen little use in the archaeology of the Southern Andes. To identify geochemical signatures resulting from cultivation of Formative fields, at the site o/El Tolar in the Tafí valley (Tucumán-ArgentinaJ, comparative chemical and pedological analyses were made of the agricultural and residential soils. The results show that agrarian and residential soils, from the same periods ofuse, differed markedly. Paleosolsfrom the agricultural fields were well developed. High levéis of organic phosphorous and iron probably reflect the delibérate application offertilizers.

Keywords : Geoarchaeology Prehispanic agriculture; pedology soil chemistry; Formative Period; Tafí culture.

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