Darwiniana, nueva serie
versión impresa ISSN 0011-6793
NUNEZ, Lautaro; MC ROSTIE, Virginia y CARTAJENA, Isabel. Considerations about Early Formative plant foraging and horticulture in the southeast of Atacama Basin. Darwiniana [online]. 2009, vol.47, n.1, pp. 56-75. ISSN 0011-6793.
Artifact, ecofact and vegetal evidences recuperated from domestic and ceremonial deposits on village establishments of Early Formative (1500 - 400 b. C.), corresponding to the Tilocalar and Tarajne Phase, indicates that in gorges of the western slope of the Puna de Atacama (2500 - 3500 m) hunting practices were maintained in tandem with the consolidation of pastoralism practices. In this scenery the exploitation of domestic and wild plant resources was complementary and not decisive for the earliest Formative subsistence, therefore the agrarian expansion will eclosion during the next formative events (400 b. C- 500 b. C.) emphasizing the control of the piedmont oases.
Palabras clave : Agrocentrism; Atacama basin; Complexitation; Cultigens; Tilocalar Phase; Vegetal resources.