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Early Coastal Fiber Technology from the Caleta Vitor Archaeological Complex in Northern Chile

Martens, Tracy; Cameron, Judith


The marine subsistence economy of the prehistoric people of northern Chile was heavily reliant on fiber technology for the components of nets, lines, and tethers. Despite the significance and the remarkable preservation of fiber artifacts along the arid Atacama coastline, these components have received little direct attention. This case study of fiber artifacts from the Caleta Vitor archaeological complex is the first broad overview of techniques, material usage/preference, and fiber-processing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Latin American Antiquity
DOI: 10.1017/laq.2018.78
Access Rights: Open Access


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