The Lithics of Conchal, Nicaragua and the story they tell

Author(s): Jennifer Lapp

Year: 2015


During the excavations of Conchal, Department of Rivas, Nicaragua relatively few lithic materials were encountered. While there were only 315 lithic pieces found, much can be learned from these pieces; this includes the daily activities that the prehistoric population conducted. By examining the data from the excavations, it was determined that the population began as a semi-nomadic one that eventually permanently inhabited the area. The formal and informal tools, along with the site furniture allow us a glimpse of how the original population survived and then began to thrive along the coast of Pacific Nicaragua during the Sapoa Period. Flakes were found most frequently, followed by metates and metate pieces. Other tools found include: points, scrapers, celts, hammerstones, manos, pestles and hand axes.

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The Lithics of Conchal, Nicaragua and the story they tell. Jennifer Lapp. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397645)

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Lithics Nicaragua

Geographic Keywords
Central America

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.702; min lat: 6.665 ; max long: -76.685; max lat: 18.813 ;