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versión On-line ISSN 0718-1043
GONZALEZ A, Josefina. Etología de camélidos y arte rupestre de la Subregión río Salado (norte de Chile, II Región). Estud. atacam. [online]. 2002, n.23, pp.23-32. ISSN 0718-1043. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-10432002002300003.
This paper discusses the Early Formative Period rock-art style that was recorded in the mountains of the Salado river sub-region. The style, called Confluencia, is mainly characterized by the detail with which it portrays animals and the precision with which attitudes and postures reveal certain activities. On this basis, an analogy is made with a range of activities observed in vicuña family groups (Vicugna vicugna). The results show that certain activities were depicted while others were left aside, suggesting there was an internal coherence to the style, which is necessarily related to the sociocultural context in which it developed
Palabras clave : rock art; camelid ethology; Early Formative Period.