probably Multiple archaeological cultures (attributed), including Tagua-Tagua, Punta Pichalo, and Tal Tal (Taltal) Complexes
Bifacial tool/projectile point
4000 BC-AD 1000
Taltal; Antofagasta Province; Antofagasta Region II; Chile
Chert, quartz, quartz crystal
Excavated between 1897 and 1924 by amateur archaeologist Augusto Capdeville (1864-1932); donated or sold to the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (Santiago, Chile) at an unknown date; acquired by MAI via an exchange with the Museo National which was negotiated by Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member) during the MAI's Thea Heye-Lothrop Expedition to Chile in 1930.
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