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Chungará (Arica)

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RECALDE, Andrea. ANALYSIS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF HORSE FIGURES IN ROCK ART OF GUASAPAMPA VALLEY AS EVIDENCE OF THE SIMBOLIC APPROPRIATION OF THE SPANISH CONQUISTADOR (CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA). Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2012, vol.44, n.1, pp. 73-83. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562012000100006.

The aim of this paper is to understand the role of horse motifs that have been identified in rock art from the southern section of the Guasapampa valley (Córdoba, Argentina). The analysis of rock art characteristics through a comparative perspective focused on the form of camelid and horse designs allows us to propose that the typically Hispanic horse motif was defined under pre-Hispanic parameters and belief contexts. The construction of new significants based on a pre-Hispanic group strategy could be considered a symbolic appropriation of the Other. As such, the rock art becomes a material means for pre-Hispanic groups occupying the Guasapampa valley, to "translate" the new Spanish feature into their own beliefs and strategies.

Palabras llave : Horse designs; symbolic appropriation; Guasapampa valley.

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