20225404(en)/8 - Overlapping Memories. Analysis Of Superimpositions in the Rock Art of Cerro Colorado as Instances of Social Negotiation (Sierras del Norte, Córdoba, Argentina)
OVERLAPPING MEMORIES. ANALYSIS OF SUPERIMPOSITIONS IN THE ROCK ART OF CERRO COLORADO AS INSTANCES OF SOCIAL NEGOTIATION (SIERRAS DEL NORTE, CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA)
MEMORIAS SUPERPUESTAS. ANÁLISIS DE LAS SUPERPOSICIONES EN EL ARTE RUPESTRE DE CERRO COLORADO COMO INSTANCIAS DE NEGOCIACIÓN SOCIAL (SIERRAS DEL NORTE, CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA)
Andrea Recalde y Erica Colqui
In this work, we analyze superimpositions as part of the rock-art site narratives of Cerro Colorado (Córdoba, Argentina), which were the result of a process of memory and identity negotiation during the Late Pre-Hispanic Period (1500 – 450 BP). Superimposition studies offer a way of understanding how memory and forgetfulness were objectified because it marks a clear choice by the later producers as to whether or not to interact with pre-existing motifs. Analyzing the types of superimpositions, motifs, and colors involved enables us to understand the role played by these events in memory negotiation processes in the locality of Cerro Colorado. They also shed light on how the selection of certain formations and sites constitute traits, as significant as the motifs themselves. In this sense, the clear predominance of these partial overlaps, where previous motifs are identifiable, marks the existence of a negotiated practice, one that is maintained to incorporate the past, as a mnemonic footprint that is integrated into the identity narratives of the present.