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Geometric star-shaped stone

Geometric Star-Shaped Stone

Geometric stone from the Early Archaic Period measuring 107 x 122 x 54 mm. It was made by polishing the rock with sandstone to remove its natural surface. This and other stones found at the La Chimba 13 site show that the hunter-gatherer and fisher groups that lived in the area 8,000 years ago had some notions of geometry and allude to its symbolic and ideological dimension.

Material or technique: Abrasion/sandstone

Collection: Huentelauquén

Antofagasta Regional Museum