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Las minas de Oruro en el cruce de la historia y la arqueologia

Abstract : Recent fieldwork in the mining region of Oruro confirm the existence of numerous pre-Hispanic mining sites that were described in Spanish Colonia Era documentary sources. Similarly, near these mines, evidence of 11 metallurgical combustion furnaces, mainly wayras or wayrachina, have also been identified. Ceramic fragments from the Tiwanaku, Late Intermediate Period styles such as Soras or Carangas, and their late variations, as well as Inka styles, which were found in close proximity to these structures, also help confirm the chronology of the sites. Here, were address the social, and technological aspects of silver production in this mining site during pre-Hispanic times and the first moments of the Colonial Period incorporating this new archaeological data with the information provided by documentary sources.
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Florian Téreygeol, Niña Kung, Soledad Fernandez, Claudia Rivera Casanovas, Pablo Cruz. Las minas de Oruro en el cruce de la historia y la arqueologia. Mundo de Antes, Revista del Instituto de Arqueología y Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, 2017, 11, pp.195-223. ⟨cea-02364016⟩

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