El sitio arqueológico de Barrigón. Un cementerio precolombino del Gran Chiriqui
We present a review of the data obtained during the "Proyecto de Rescate Arqueológico Estí (PRAE)" that took place between 2000-2003 in the context of the environmental mitigations of the Estí hydroelectric project; and with special attention to the Barrigón site.
Barrigón is a cemetery site from prehispanic times localized near to the Gualaca city in Chiriqui province (Panamá). This kind of "necropolis" was placed in the flat top of a little hill a few meters from the Barrigón river. We identificate a typology of graves and explore at least two of each one, several artifacts where recovered in aceptable conditions in order to made conservation or restoration actions whit diffusion meaning. AES Panamá (the project promotor) build a little local museum in Gualaca fist square, to present this legacy at the region and national community.
The material cultural that has been rescued, both ceramic an lithic, has been identified as Aguas Buenas (Bugaba) tradition.
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El sitio arqueológico de Barrigón. Un cementerio precolombino del Gran Chiriqui. Alvaro Brizuela Casimir, Gloria Biffano Marcial. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444936)
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min long: -92.153; min lat: -4.303 ; max long: -50.977; max lat: 18.313 ;
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