Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
versión On-line ISSN 0718-6894
TARRAGO, Myriam N; GONZALEZ, Luis R; AVALOS, Gimena y LAMAMI, Marcelo. GOLD OF THE LORDS: GRAVE 11 FROM LA ISLA DE TILCARA JUJUY, NORTHWEST ARGENTINA). Bol. Mus. Chil. Arte Precolomb. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.2, pp.47-63. ISSN 0718-6894. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-68942010000200004.
Ancient mortuary rites were a complex phenomenon that expressed many different facets of the deceased person's place in his or her society. In this article we analyze the case of Grave 11 at La Isla de Tilcara cemetery, in Jujuy Province, assigned to the ninth and tenth century CE. The article includes some preliminary results of the technical studies conducted on a set of gold objects found among the grave goods. We also report on the chemical analyses of gold objects from Pueblo Viejo de La Cueva, a site in the same province that has been assigned to the same historical period.
Palabras clave : Northwest Argentina; La Isla; mortuary practices; gold.