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Revista del Museo de Antropología

Print version ISSN 1852-060XOn-line version ISSN 1852-4826


PUENTE, Verónica; PLA, Rita  and  INVERNIZZI, Rodrigo. The Late Prehispanic pottery of the Bolsón Valley (Catamarca, Argentine): local or allochthonous production?. Rev. Mus. Antropol. [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 1852-060X.

Abstract The results obtained in the study of the provenance of ceramic recovered in two conglomerates settlements of the valley of El Bolsón (Belén, Catamarca, Argentina) linked to prehispanic late occupations (ca. 900-1600 AD) are given. The samples analyzed correspond mainly to Belén style ceramic, in lesser frequency to ordinary, and exceptionally to black over cream and beige. This study combined petrological and neutron instrumental activation analysis made in both kind of samples, archaeological pottery and local raw materials. It is concluded that a majority of archaeological pottery were made with clay and sand from the region. Further the logistical and strategic differences that had both settlements, these show similarities between the compositional pottery that was recovered in the same. These results are an important contribution to the subject of production pottery to macroscale, that evidences the coexistence of different locus of ceramic production in the western Catamarca during the period studied.

Keywords : Pottery; Prehispanic late; Provenance; Neutron activation analysis; Petrography.

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