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FLENSBORG, Gustavo. Cranial traumatic lesions from Paso Alsina 1 site: Exploring indicators of interpersonal violence in the Eastern Pampean-Patagonian Transition, Argentina. Intersecciones antropol. [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.1, pp. 45-59. ISSN 1850-373X.

This paper presents information about traumatic lesions recorded on crania from Paso Alsina 1 site, district of Patagones, Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The aim of the paper is to discuss the role of interpersonal violence in the eastern Pampean-Patagonian transition. The site is a clearly bounded area of inhumation made up of ten secondary multiple burials that belong to the final Late Holocene (ca. 500 BP). The sample consists of 56 individuals corresponding to different sex-age categories. The traumatic cases recorded on each cranium are described, and the results compared with those from neighboring regions (e.g., the lower basins of the Negro and Chubut rivers and the Dry Pampa subregion). The results indicate a low-moderate rate of traumatic lesions, the product of interpersonal violence and/or accidents in the domestic context, and, occasionally, violence between co-resident groups.

Keywords : Violencia interpersonal; Cráneo; Noreste de Patagonia; Holoceno tardío final; Interpersonal violence; Cranium; Northeastern Patagonia; Final Late Holocene.

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