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Historical Archaeology in the "Cuatro Pircas" Site on the Northern Coast of King George Island
Entry ID: 026-82_02

Abstract: A superficial collection of materials, archaeological excavation and a map of
the stone structure of the historic camp named "Cuatro Pircas" ("Four
Structures") was performed. The glass, metallic, ceramic, leather and seal
skin remains, showed that these settlements corresponded to a seal hunter camp,
probably from North America, dating back to the beginning of 1820.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.03   S: -62.03   E: -58.15   W: -58.15

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stehberg R. and A. Cabeza
Dataset Title: Comienzos de la arqueologia historica antartica en el sitio "Cuatro Pircas"
Dataset Series Name: Revista Chilena de Antropologia
Dataset Release Date: 1987-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Issue Identification: 6
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-08