Vol. 51 (2023), pp. 9–20 • 2.98 MB • español
Chronological Markers and Constructive Characteristics at the Tola Granada Site, Located in the Western Piedmont of Ecuador

Andrés Mosquera, Lorena Merino

Arqueol. Iberoam.

Recent archaeological research conducted at the Tola Granada site, Ecuador, provided new evidence that has allowed us to identify temporary horizons of volcanic ash and to determine some of the constructive characteristics of the artificial mounds located in the western piedmont of the northern Andes. Through the stratigraphic column characterization, two stratification processes have been defined: the first is natural and corresponds to pyroclastic or tephra layers; the second is anthropic, composed of compacted sand and clay blocks recorded near one of the access ramps and, possibly, at the base of the artificial mound. The information has made it possible to define the relative chronology of the main archaeological contexts and to corroborate it with the results of absolute dating.

Tola Granada; artificial mounds; western piedmont; Ecuador; stratigraphy; ash; chronology.

Cite as
Mosquera, A.; L. Merino. 2023.
Marcadores cronológicos y características constructivas en el sitio Tola Granada, ubicado en el piedemonte occidental del Ecuador. Arqueología Iberoamericana 51: 9–20.

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Publication date: February 10, 2023.

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