20185001(en)/03-The Transition from Hunter-Gatherers to Agro-Pastoralist Societies in Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentinean Puna, Argentina): Perspectives from Agency and Practices
THE TRANSITION FROM HUNTER-GATHERERS TO AGRO-PASTORALIST SOCIETIES IN ANTOFAGASTA DE LA SIERRA (ARGENTINEAN PUNA,ARGENTINA): PERSPECTIVES FROM AGENCY AND PRACTICES
LA TRANSICIÓN DE CAZADORES-RECOLECTORES A SOCIEDADES AGROPASTORILES EN ANTOFAGASTA DE LA SIERRA (PUNA DE CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA): PERSPECTIVAS DESDE LA AGENCIA Y LAS PRÁCTICAS
Salomón Hocsman and María del Pilar Babot
In this article, we develop the content and scope of the notion of transition to food production (TFP) and use it to understand the transition from hunter-gatherers to agro-pastoralist societies in Antofagasta de la Sierra, in the southern Puna of Argentina. We particulary focus on, issues related to culinary practices, the settlement / emplacement of residential sites, and the emergence of identities, with special reference to the period between 5,000 and 3,000 cal. BP (4,500-3,000 BP). We also refer to the previous and subsequent moments in the local continuum. To do that, we integrate and review the existing data for the area from the archaeological analysis of the social production, reproduction and transformation during the node of the transition, approaching it from the perspective of practices and agency.