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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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RE, Anahi et al. Archeological seal over engraved motifs in the Guitarra Plateau (Santa Cruz-Argentina). Magallania [online]. 2016, vol.44, n.1, pp.259-266. ISSN 0718-2244.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442016000100015.

Engravings' chronology has been subject of numerous discussions since the beginning of archaeology in Patagonia. This paper presents information that broadens this issue as it describes an archaeological seal over engraved motifs documented in site CG3 located in the Guitarra Plateau (Santa Cruz province, Argentina). The engraved motifs are described as well as their association with technology and radiocarbon dates from the excavation. Absolute dating establishes a minimum execution date of 1.200 years BP. Thus, the archaeological seal and the related evidences suggest that the motifs here discussed are circumscribed to the middle Holocene and the beginning of the late Holocene. Therefore, this information contributes, in different scales, to expand our knowledge of the human peopling process in Santa Cruz's high plateaux.

Keywords : engravings; chronology; high plateau.

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