Intersecciones en antropología
versão On-line ISSN 1850-373X
MENDEZ, César A.; TRONCOSO, M., Andrés; JACKSON, Donald e PAVLOVIC, Daniel. MOBILITY AND SPACE USE AMONG LATE HUNTER-GATHERERS IN CORDILLERAN SEMIARID NORTHERN CHILE. Intersecciones antropol. [online]. 2009, vol.10, n.2, pp. 311-326. ISSN 1850-373X.
The spatial organization of hunter-gatherers in the mountainous Pama river basin of the Semiarid North of Chile, 1700 to 900 calendar years BP, is discussed. The observed record consists of several localities that include open-air and rock-shelter camps and areas with rock art. The subject was approached through the use of explicit spatial scales and by integrating chrono-stratigraphic, technological and contextual information. The information gathered was compared to contemporary data sets from nearby areas in order to characterize the particularities of space use. It is proposed that groups in mountainous areas such as these maintained traditional space use patterns within a hunter-gatherer lifestyle even with the incorporation of ceramic technology until late in the region's prehistory.
Palavras-chave : Hunter-gatherers; Space use; Semiarid North of Chile; Late Holocene.