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NEW RADIOCARBON EVIDENCE FOR HUMAN OCCUPATION IN CENTRAL ARGENTINA DURING THE MIDDLE AND LATE HOLOCENE: THE ONGAMIRA VALLEY CASE

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 April 2021

Andrés D Izeta*
Affiliation:
IDACOR-CONICET, Museo de Antropología, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Avenida Hipólito Yrigoyen 174, 5000, Córdoba, Argentina
Roxana Cattáneo
Affiliation:
IDACOR-CONICET, Museo de Antropología, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Avenida Hipólito Yrigoyen 174, 5000, Córdoba, Argentina
Andrés I Robledo
Affiliation:
IDACOR-CONICET, Museo de Antropología, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Avenida Hipólito Yrigoyen 174, 5000, Córdoba, Argentina
Mai Takigami
Affiliation:
Research Department, National Museum of Japanese History, Chiba, Japan
Minoru Yoneda
Affiliation:
The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Fuyuki Tokanai
Affiliation:
Faculty of Science, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan
Kazuhiro Kato
Affiliation:
Civil Engineering Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Matsuzaki
Affiliation:
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
*Corresponding
*Corresponding author. Email: andresizeta@unc.edu.ar

Abstract

The Ongamira Valley (Córdoba, Argentina) shows a persistent occupational history of its territory. Even one of the first Argentinian radiocarbon (14C) dates was calculated in this valley; for 70 years, the chronology was based on relative dates (stratigraphy and its cultural content). For this reason, since 2010 a 14C dating program has been developed focusing on the chronology of eight of the 60 sites identified so far for the valley. This work reports the outcomes of this program with 27 new dates. These data have been related to characteristics of the material culture, use of space and mobility of hunter-gatherer societies. The results have allowed us to bring new insights into a continuous occupation of the valley since the Middle Holocene according to the human peopling models proposed. It has also been possible to provide greater chronological precision to various activities related to feeding practices, use of space associated with rock-shelters, palaeoenvironmental changes and incorporation of new technologies into daily practices.

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© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press for the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona

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