Magallania (Punta Arenas)
versão On-line ISSN 0718-2244
CHARLIN, JUDITH e CARDILLO, MARCELO. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LITHIC CORES FROM SOUTHERN PATAGONIA: RAW MATERIALS AND REDUCTION TECHNIQUES. Magallania [online]. 2005, vol.33, n.2, pp. 57-67. ISSN 0718-2244. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22442005000200005.
The main goal of this contribution is to study the use strategies of lithic raw material in the southern portion of the Santa Cruz province, Argentina. We compare samples from lithic cores collected at a variety of locales in the Pali Aike Lava Field and in the coastal area of Cañadón Gap. In order to evaluate possible differences and similarities, we use both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Our results show similarity in coastal and hinterland strategies of lithic raw material exploitation. We evaluate this information in relation to other lines of regional evidence, and consider its implications for discussions of the home ranges of human populations
Palavras-chave : Lithic cores; lithic raw materials; diversity; exploitation strategies.