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SENTINELLI, Natalia  y  TOSELLI, Gustavo. Macroscopic and microscopic identification of lithic raw materials in Cardonal (Cajón Valley, Catamarca, Argentina): A first approach to their explotation. Zaranda ideas [online]. 2013, vol.9, n.2, pp.119-137. ISSN 1853-1296.

The identification of different types of stone used in the fabrication of lithic artifacts is an unavoidable starting point for the reconstruction and comprehension of the lithic technological practices of any group of people. With this aim, in this work, the results of macroscopic and petrography microscopic analysis of flaked lithic materials recovered in a household structure (E1 Núcleo 1) of Cardonal archaeological site (Cajón Valley, Catamarca province), are presented.The data obtained in these studies allowed us to identify lithic raw materials in the artifact assemblage. This, together with the geological information of the area, led us to propose a series of tentative observations of their potential proveniences, located at different distances of Cardonal site, within and without the local range.Also, an analysis of the frequencies of the different types of stones in a sample of the artifact assemblage is presented, in order to start reconstructing the potential practices involved in obtaining the different lithic raw materials.

Palabras clave : Lithic Technology; Raw Materials; Microscopic Analysis; Cajón Valley.

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