Changes in subsistence systems from hunter-gathering to plant cultivation and animal husbandry are one of the least understoodaspects in the archaeology of the Andean highlands. In this report we present preliminary results the analysis of settlement patternsand lithic materials recovered from the Iroco area, in the northeast margin of Lake Uru-Uru, in the central highlands of Bolivia.Changes in settlement systems between the Archaic Period (10,000-3,500 BP) and the Formative Period (3,500-1,600 BP) arerelated to changes in economic organization and mobility patterns. However, technological change is framed in a possible traditionof resource utilization and manufacturing processes applied to stone materials.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lithic technology and subsistence strategies during the archaic and formative periods in the central altiplano, Bolivia|
|Number of pages||14|
|Issue number||2 2-ESP|
|State||Published - 2011|
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