CHRONICLE OF A MIDDLE HOLOCENE BURIAL IN THE CERRO DE LOS VIEJOS LOCALITY (LA PAMPA PROVINCE, ARGENTINA). IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PAMPEAN REGION AND CENTRAL-SOUTHERN SECTOR OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN ARID DIAGONAL
CRÓNICA DE UN ENTERRATORIO DEL HOLOCENO MEDIO EN LA LOCALIDAD CERRO DE LOS VIEJOS (PROVINCIA DE LA PAMPA, ARGENTINA). IMPLICANCIAS PARA LA REGIÓN PAMPEANA Y EL SECTOR CENTRO-MERIDIONAL DE LA DIAGONAL ÁRIDA SUDAMERICANA
Mónica A. Berón, Florencia N. Paez, Manuel P. Carrera Aizpitarte and Eliana N. Lucero
The aim of this paper is to report on the characteristics of a singular burial corresponding to the Middle Holocene, in the central region of Argentina (Western Pampa subregion). Its chronology provides valuable information for the knowledge of settlement processes in this semi-arid region, where there is currently scarce data available for this period. The burial possesses abundant and varied grave goods, comparable with those in another similar burial in the subregion. Archaeological information from the macro region under study (32 to 39o LS) is summarized, and models of mobility patterns and initial occupation of spaces are analyzed, including biases and general trends in the population processes. Finally, regularities in the modalities of Middle Holocene burials from the Western Pampa are outlined.