The Late Prehispanic pottery of the Bolsón Valley (Catamarca, Argentine): local or allochthonous production?

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 les...

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Main Authors: Puente, Verónica; Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Laboratorio de Arqueología., Plá, Rita; Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Gerencia Química Nuclear y Ciencias de la Salud., Invernizzi, Rodrigo; Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica.
Format: Online
Language: spa
Published: Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades. Museo de Antropología 2014
Online Access: https://revistas.unc.edu.ar/index.php/antropologia/article/view/9095
Summary: 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.