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First evidences of colonial cultural contact in Northeast Argentina. Settlement and material culture at Sancti Spiritus Fort, 1527-1529 (Puerto Gaboto, Argentina)

Author(s): AGUSTIN AZKARATE ; SERGIO ESCRIBANO-RUIZ ; IBAN SANCHEZ-PINTO ; VERÓNICA BENEDET

Year: 2013

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Summary

Our case study represents a different example, although symptomatic, of the colonization process promoted by the Crown of Castile from the 16th century. Even as an unofficial project, due to the individual agency of Sebastian Cabot, the fort reflects the colonization process of Latin America in a very clear way, as it shares the main aspirations of the colonialism, and also its principal problems. The archaeological works developed in recent years, besides bringing light to the genesis of the colonial cultural contact process in Argentina, have allowed us to characterize the settlement patterns and the material culture of the local societies, and has permitted us to do the same with the Castilian expedition. The work we are presenting aims to synthesize the settlement model developed by both societies at the moment of their encounter, in order to value its consequences.


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First evidences of colonial cultural contact in Northeast Argentina. Settlement and material culture at Sancti Spiritus Fort, 1527-1529 (Puerto Gaboto, Argentina). AGUSTIN AZKARATE, SERGIO ESCRIBANO-RUIZ, IBAN SANCHEZ-PINTO, VERÓNICA BENEDET. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428650)


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Temporal Keywords
16th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -18.003; min lat: 27.731 ; max long: 4.276; max lat: 43.764 ;

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PaperId(s): 541

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America