UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

A Prehistoric Longhouse Structure, Maticora Valley, Venezuela

Oliver, Jose R; (1998) A Prehistoric Longhouse Structure, Maticora Valley, Venezuela. In: Richard, Girard, (ed.) Proceedings of the XVI International Congress of Caribbean Archaeology. (pp. pp. 134-157). International Association of Caribbean Archaeology: Basse Terre, Guadeloupe. Green open access

[thumbnail of Oliver, J. R. (1995) A Prehistoric Longhouse Structure in Site FAL-7 in Maticora Valley, Western Venezuela.pdf]
Preview
Text
Oliver, J. R. (1995) A Prehistoric Longhouse Structure in Site FAL-7 in Maticora Valley, Western Venezuela.pdf - Published Version

Download (626kB) | Preview

Abstract

In Western Venezuela, close to the MatÌcora River, a large prehistoric longhouse was fortuitously discovered by the author during a reconnaissance of the region in 1981, and has never been fully reported. The site (FAL- 7) and the house structure were accidentally exposed and adversely impacted by a bulldozer during the construction of a jagüey (pond). The ovoid longhouse measures 18 x 13 m (234 m2), making it the largest such structure in northern Venezuela. Defined features include two interior hearths, postmolds, pitholes, and two possible entryways. This essay presents a discussion of the local culture historic context of the longhouse and a descriptive and interpretative analysis of the house features and associated materials.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A Prehistoric Longhouse Structure, Maticora Valley, Venezuela
Event: International Congress of Caribbean Archaeology 1995
ISBN: 2951068506
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://dloc.com/AA00061961/00593/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10178203
Downloads since deposit
4Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item