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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

'Uyuni Préhispanique'

Archéologie de la Cordillère Intersalar (Sud-Ouest Bolivien)

£75.00
Author:
Patrice Lecoq
Publication Year:
1999
Language:
French
Paperback:
340pp, Includes 72 figures in text and 21 plates of drawings and photographs.
ISBN 10:
1841710148
ISBN:
9781841710143
BAR number:
S798
Sub-series name:
Paris Monographs in American Archaeology, 4
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This book examines the Uyuni, who inhabited the Intersalar area of south-west Bolivia in Prehispanic times. This is one of the main centres for the exploitation of salt which enabled the inhabitants to obtain miscellaneous complementary products such as corn, chilli, wood, coca leaves etc. Various archaeological data, gathered from 110 sites dated to six periods (Formative Horizon, Ancient Intermediary, Middle Horizon, Late Intermediary, the Inca, Colonial and Contemporary), show that this area was once the centre of strong human occupancy. Settlements and small finds are discussed resulting in a comprehensive picture of life over centuries.