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PENA-LEON, GERMÁN ALBERTO. Fishermen of the Magdalena River rapids from the late formative period. Caldasia [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.2, pp.295-314. ISSN 0366-5232.

The results of this archeological investigation done in Arrancaplumas, a locality near the Magdalena River, between its upper and middle basin (Honda - Tolima and Puerto Bogotá - Cundinamarca), indicate that it was inhabited for long periods of time between the V and I centuries B.C. (2400 and 2000 years B.P.). Settlers used in their daily activities the same type of ceramic and developed a lithic industry that did not significantly change over time. The dominance of flake stone is probably related to fishing and hunting activities. Food derived from plants was limited to sporadic crops of corn and papaya, as well as collection of palm fruits. Fishing was the main activity from which this population subsisted throughout the entire time.

Keywords : Archaeology; Archaeoichthyology; Magdalena River; Colombia.

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