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Revista del Museo de Antropología

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


PUENTE, Verónica; QUIROGA, Laura  and  MARTINEZ, María Soledad. Contextualized ceramic assemblages and discard spaces. Contributions to Social memory in domestic settings in Punta de la Peña 3-C, Antofagasta de la Sierra. Rev. Mus. Antropol. [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.2, pp.55-70. ISSN 1852-060X.

Abstract As a contribution to the study of domestic life in the southern Argentine puna, the approach strategy and the results obtained in the analysis of the distribution of ceramic fragments in the archaeological site Punta de la Peña 3, sector C, micro-region of Antofagasta de la Sierra (Catamarca, Argentina) are presented. The excavation of four dumps, their radiocarbon dating and the intensive surface collection in discard areas allowed contextualizing the recovered ceramics in productive spaces and residential structures, within a sequence that begins in the Formative period and reaches colonial -republicans times. From the stylistic characterization of these assemblages and their dispersion, the variability of containers consumed in the site is presented and it is proposed that the ceramic fragments operated as mnemonic resources of the transgenerational history of the occupation of the site, which commemorates a past of links of social interaction at different scales.

Keywords : Disposal practices; Ceramics; Mnemonic resources; Occupational sequence; Domestic spaces.

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