VISUAL COMMUNICATION IN THE CREATION OF LOCAL AND LONG-DISTANCE SOCIAL NETWORKS (PUNILLA VALLEY, CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA)
COMUNICACIÓN VISUAL EN LA CREACIÓN DE REDES SOCIALES LOCALES Y DE LARGA DISTANCIA (VALLE DE PUNILLA, CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA)
Sebastián Pastor, Agustín Acevedo and Gisela Sario
In this paper, we analyze two unpublished objects of portable art from the Córdoba mountain range in central Argentina and assigned to the Final Late Holocene. Their particular characteristics justify the use of iconographic tracking. For this purpose, we consider other stone and ceramic tools from the same archaeological locality, especially a set of pieces from the Patagonian and Pampean regions, with defined and quantified repertoires of motifs, allowing for interregional comparison: engraved axes, plaques and decorated Rheidae eggs. The results reveal some shared design aspects for certain types of motifs, base shapes of the figures and filling types. Thus, we are able to identify relevant problems related to the local scale within the Córdoba mountain range, but especially at the interregional scale. This is based on a hypothesis that conceives portable art objects as significant mediums in visual communication processes, integrated into the development of long-distance networks. The paper emphasizes social connections, which have traditionally received scant attention in research focused on the Patagonia, Pampa and the Central Mountain Range of Argentina.