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Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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GUERRERO, Zaray  and  SEPULVEDA, Marcela. Rock art paintings of the pampa el muerto rock shelter II, Arica foothills zone (Northern Chile): Stylistic proposal and chronological sequence. Bol. Mus. Chil. Arte Precolomb. [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.2, pp.79-97. ISSN 0718-6894.

Rock art in the precordillera (2500-3800 masl) of Chile’s far north has generally been described at the macro or regional scale, omitting the particularities of the individual archaeological localities in which it is found. This paper presents the findings of a stylistic study of one of the regions foremost rock painting sectors, Pampa El Muerto (3100 masl on average), focusing on Pampa El Muerto 11, which displays evident stylistic heterogene ity and multiple superimposed images.

Keywords : rock art; scale of analysis; style; chronology; archaeological context; Northern Chile.

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