ISSN 1851-0027

A�o 2007. N�mero 1: 12- 31.

Cordoba Late Prehispanic Societies Food Production

M. Laura L�pez

Laboratorio y C�tedra de �Prehistoria y Arqueolog�a�. FFyH UNC.


Archaeological researches have inferred Cordoba Hills Late Societies (1200-300 BP) food production� from ethno-historical documentation (16th-17th centuries) and archaeological remains of lithic hoes. This paper presents direct evidence of pre-Hispanic agricultural activities based on silicon-phytoliths analysis from sedimentary materials recovered in an archaeological site of Cordoba Hills area. The goal in this paper is to unravel the mountain productive system and risk-reduction strategies.