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Revista del Museo de Antropología

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


BELARDI, Juan Bautista; CARBALLO MARINA, Flavia  and  BORRERO, Luis Alberto. Human circulation during the Late Holocene in the forest and the forest-steppe ecotone: the lower Penitente River (Southwest Santa Cruz). Rev. Mus. Antropol. [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.3, pp.07-22. ISSN 1852-060X.

Abstract The lower segment of the Penitente River is located south of the area of the morros -upper Rio Gallegos basin- and it is not very well known from an archaeological perspective. The archaeological record from the eastern bank of the river presents tools and lithic raw materials indicating Late Holocene interaction with populational nodes located northwest and east, and also with the Otway Sound. The distribution of the artifacts is relatively continuous along the river and informs about a diversity of archaeological contexts that differ in intensity of occupation and function. Then, the perspective provided by the Penitente basin, beyond the addition of new evidences about the human use of the forest -mainly its offer of sheltered conditions for both circulation and permanence- increases the recorded archaeological variability of the area of the morros.

Keywords : Late Holocene; Forest; Circulation; Interaction; Lithic technology.

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