Pre-Hispanic Workshop of Serpentinite Artifacts, Venezuelan Andes, and Possible Raw Material Source

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Science  25 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4024, pp. 888-890
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4024.888


Excavations of a workshop and cemetery in the high Venezuelan Andes yielded winged artifacts made of serpentinite at various stages of finish. Serpentinites are unknown in the Venezuelan Andes, and the raw material was obtained from natural sources located in northern South American or possibly the Antilles, or by trade.