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Chungará (Arica)

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Abstract

LOPEZ, Gabriel E.J. HUMAN OCCUPATIONS AND CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE HOLOCENE IN THE ROCKSHELTERS OF THE PUNA OF SALTA, ARGENTINA : A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2013, vol.45, n.3, pp.411-426. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562013000300004.

This paper analyzes and discusses the processes of change that occurred throughout the holocene in the use of fauna and lithic technology in two rock shelters in the puna of Salta, northwest of Argentina. synthesized archaeological data is compared from both sites considered here, Alero Cuevas and Abrigo Pozo Cavado, located in the basins of Pastos grandes and Pocitos respectively. Both sites have long sequences of human occupation throughout the holocene. the theoretical framework is ecological evolutionary and methodology draws from zooarchaeological and lithic studies. the results indicate the most significant economic and technological changes are evident from the end of the middle holocene and continue during the late holocene, while developing regional variation. in general, these sites provide new archaeological evidence allowing a deeper discussion of the processes of change that occurred during the holocene in the south-central andes.

Keywords : south-central andes puna; ecological evolutionary; cultural change; zooarchaeology; lithic technology.

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