SPATIAL APPROACH: SUMMIT AND SLOPE OF LATE INTERMEDIATE EL CARMEN 1 VILLAGE (SANTA MARÍA VALLEY, NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA)
ABORDAJE ESPACIAL: CIMA Y LADERA DEL POBLADO INTERMEDIO TARDÍO EL CARMEN 1 (VALLE DE SANTA MARÍA, NOROESTE ARGENTINO)
This article examines two sectors of the archaeological site El Carmen 1, a village located on the western side of the Santa María Valley (Tucumán Province, Argentina) and which corresponds to the Late Intermediate period. The sectors under study are located on different topographies: a summit (Sector VI) and a slope (Sector XII). The objective of this article is to carry out a complete perception analysis of both of the sectors in order to learn about their internal dynamics, as they are settled on different reliefs. The results obtained will enable to deepen the knowledge of the social organization of the sites, while increasing the information about Late Intermediate villages with a pattern of settlement in heights and with altitude differences between sectors. The methods that were used follow the guidelines of Landscape Archaeology, which involve the techniques available for formal and perception analysis.