Ceramic Diversity in Hunter-Gatherers Societies from Atuel River Basin, Argentina

Author(s): Nuria Sugrañes; Gustavo Neme

Year: 2018


Hunter-Gatherers from Southern Mendoza started to use ceramic at 2000 years BP, and it starts to diversified rapidly in each environment. Such diversity shows a contrast between highlands and lowlands tipologies. According to Lagiglia, this ceramic diversity was motivated for exchange between agricultural communities from western side of Andes and northern Mendoza.

In this poster, we present new ceramic information from six archaeological sites located in the Atuel river basin. This information combines distributional, technological and, neutron activation analysis, which’s sustain that local types, as Overo/Nihuil, Atuel/Arbolito and Atuel Cepillado, are more homogenous than was previously proposed. The observed ceramic diversity only increase ca. 1000 years BP with the introduction of foreign types as Llolleo, Aconcagua, Viluco and Agrelo types, but in a lower quantities. Finally, the lowlands assemblages are more diverse than those locates in the highlands.

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Ceramic Diversity in Hunter-Gatherers Societies from Atuel River Basin, Argentina. Nuria Sugrañes, Gustavo Neme. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442938)

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min long: -77.695; min lat: -55.279 ; max long: -47.813; max lat: -25.642 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 22328