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MENDEZ M., César A. y JACKSON S., Donald G.. LATE HOLOCENE HUMAN OCCUPATIONS IN LOS VILOS (REGION IV, CHILE): ORIGIN AND BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LOCAL COASTAL HUNTER GATHERERS. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 279-293. ISSN 0717-7356. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562004000200003.
We present an interpretative model for the late Holocene hunter-gatherer archaeological record at Los Vilos (Region IV, Chile). We suggest that the human groups that inhabited this region between ca. 4,000 and 2,000 cal. B.P. had a specific manner of utilizing the littoral environment. The proposed model, based on hypothesized daily food procurement rounds, takes into account residential mobility as well as resource distribution. Our analysis suggests that there were significant differences between populations of this zone and those further to the north, while at the same time demonstrating closer connections with groups existing further to the south
Palabras clave : Late Holocene; hunter gatherers; behavioral variables; semi-arid coastal region of Chile.