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On confluence and contestation in the Orinoco interaction sphere: the engraved rock art of the Atures Rapids.

Riris, P., 2017. On confluence and contestation in the Orinoco interaction sphere: the engraved rock art of the Atures Rapids. Antiquity, 91 (360), 1603 - 1619.

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DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2017.152

Abstract

The Atures Rapids have long been considered a major point of confluence in the Middle Orinoco landscape, Venezuela. This has been underlined by newly discovered rock art panels on islands within the Rapids and on the margins of the Orinoco River. The panels were recorded photographically and photogrammetrically, and the spatial organisation and taphonomic factors affecting the corpus were investigated. The rock art was also examined in the context of established models of chronology and authorship. Placing the corpus in relation to archaeological and ethnographic evidence from Amazonia and the Guianas emphasises how the Atures Rapids structured pre-Columbian and Colonial contact between diverse groups in lowland South America.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0003-598X
Uncontrolled Keywords:Venezuela ; Orinoco ; Yurupari complex ; petroglyphs ; aerial photogrammetry
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33469
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 Feb 2020 10:56
Last Modified:24 Feb 2020 10:56

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