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Volume 12 Number 3 September 2001

In Quest of Prehistoric Amazonia
Warren R. DeBoer, Keith Kintigh, and Arthur G. Rostoker

Abstract

Meggers's commentary does not effectively address our critique of the seriational argument that large Amazonian sites always represent occupational palimpsests. As a consequence, more general claims about the limitations that Amazonian environments posed for prehistoric cultural development based on this same argument remain unconvincing and fail to account for relevant variability in the archaeological record.

Resumen

El comentario de Meggers no logra cubrir nuestra crítica de su postura seriacional, de que sitios Amazónicos grandes deben corresponder a palimpsestos de distintos asentamientos. Como consequencia declaraciones mas generales sobre las limitaciones que presentaba el medio ambiente Amazónico por el desarollo cultural prehistorico, en base a la misma postura, quedan sin convencer, a mas de que considera la variabilidad pertinente a los antecedentes arqueológicos.

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