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GONZALEZ, Luis R. A sangre y fuego: Nuevos datos sobre la metalurgia Aguada. Estud. atacam. [online]. 2002, n.24, pp. 21-37. ISSN 0718-1043.

Metal plaques are among the most characteristic items of Aguada's material culture. Somewhat more than thirty plaques are known, dispersed in American and European collections, but only a few have been subjected to technical analysis. Here we give the results of studies made on three Aguada plaques to obtain information on the technological qualities of the materials, so as to gain knowledge about the sociohistorical dynamics of the epoch. Data are discussed taking into account the manufacturing methods of metal pieces and their composition in order to advance on hypothesis for the trayectory of metallurgical technology within the the framework of dominating social, political and ideological conditions

Palabras clave : metal plaque ; ­ La Aguada ; ­ technical analysis ; sociohistorical conditions.

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