Hunting and feasting in the pre-Columbian Andes: Exploring the nature and scale of early ceremonial aggregations in Tulan Ravine (5300 to 2400 yr cal. BP) through the circulation of obsidian artefacts

  title={Hunting and feasting in the pre-Columbian Andes: Exploring the nature and scale of early ceremonial aggregations in Tulan Ravine (5300 to 2400 yr cal. BP) through the circulation of obsidian artefacts},
  author={Rodrigo Loyola and Francisco Rivera and Patricio Souza and Carlos Carrasco and Lautaro Núñez and Michael D. Glascock and Constanza Arecheta and Salom{\'o}n Hocsman and Ignacio Torres and Cindy Orellana and Patricio Mendoza},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},

The Volcanic Landscapes of the Ancient Hunter-Gatherers of the Atacama Desert Through Their Lithic Remains

Since ancient times Andean societies have formed an intimate relationship with volcanoes, the beginnings of which can be traced right back to the initial peopling of the region. By studying rocks




Chemical analysis is a proven analytical tool for obsidian provenance investigations used by archaeologists around the world. Studies of obsidian artifacts assist archaeologists in tracking human

SHCal20 Southern Hemisphere Calibration, 0–55,000 Years cal BP

ABSTRACT Early researchers of radiocarbon levels in Southern Hemisphere tree rings identified a variable North-South hemispheric offset, necessitating construction of a separate radiocarbon

Una aproximación desde la fauna del templete Tulán-54 (Salar de Atacama, Chile) a los nichos en la arquitectura durante inicios del Formativo (ca. 3.300-2.400 AP)

En el sitio Tulan-54 (3360-2950 a 2410-2370 cal. A.P.) se encuentra una gran estructura semisubterranea, delimitada por un muro perimetral construido a partir de grandes bloques liticos los que

Nichos, cámaras y ceremonias en el templete Tulán-54 (Circumpuna de Atacama, Chile)

Se describen y analizan los contenidos de los nichos-camaras incluidos en el muro perimetral del templete Formativo Temprano Tulan-54, ubicado al sureste de la Circumpuna atacamena. La

Tulán-52: a Late Archaic ceremonial centre at the dawn of the Neolithisation process in the Atacama Desert

Excavations at the Late Archaic site of Tulán-52 (3450–2250 BC) in the Atacama Desert of Chile revealed what was initially considered to be a very early semi-sedentary settlement. New investigations

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Abstract Unique among its kind in the Atacama Desert, the temple of Tulán-54 is a key site of the Early Formative period. Evidence of ceremonies and ritual activities, such as feasts and offerings,

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Excavaciones en el sitio Tulan-54 (TU-54) al sureste del Salar de Atacama, han permitido identificar ocupaciones de la Fase Tilocalar del periodo Formativo Temprano (3.100-2.400 AP). Las evidencias

El Templete Tulán de la Puna de Atacama: Emergencia de Complejidad Ritual Durante el Formativo Temprano (Norte de Chile)

Resumen Excavaciones en las tierras altas del occidente de la Puna de Atacama han identificado una estructura templaria datada entre los 2630 ± 60 a 2490 ± 80 a.P. (no calibradas) en el centro de un

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There are important reasons for considering the first domesticated plants and animals as luxury foods primarily used in feasting. Using Southeast Asian tribal society as a case study, it is