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Revista del Museo de Antropología

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


MARTINEZ, Gustavo et al. Preliminary results of Zoko Andi 1 site. Contributions to the archaeology of the lower basin of the Colorado River (Buenos Aires province). Rev. Mus. Antropol. [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 1852-060X.

Abstract The objective of this paper is to present the chronology and the main trends obtained from the results of geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, lithics and human burials of Zoko Andi 1 archaeological site (Patagones district, Buenos Aires province). The site is located in a dune, on the right bank of the lower basin of the Colorado River. Nine radiocarbon dates from faunal remains, human bones and charcoal place the chronology of the site at ca. 1500-400 years BP. The chronology obtained in conjunction with stratigraphic aspects of the site indicates the existence of at least two components: the lower is located around ca. 1500-1300 years BP (Initial Late Holocene), while the upper is placed at ca. 800-400 years BP (Final Late Holocene). In this sense, Zoko Andi 1 is the first site of the area that exhibits two clearly distinguishable components, each one corresponding to the distinct temporal periods proposed for the Late Holocene. The results obtained for the analyzed lines of evidence are partially consistent with the trends of the models developed for the area, which are briefly discussed in this paper.

Keywords : Eastern Pampa-Patagonia transition; Late Holocene; Geoarchaeology; Lithic technology; Subsistence; Mortuary practices.

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