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Pali-Aike Volcanic Field


Pali-Aike Volcanic Field (also spelled Palei-Aike) is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene volcanic field in Patagonia on the ArgentinaChile border, located north of the Straits of Magellan about 150 km northwest of Punta Arenas, Chile. The volcanic field contains lake-filled maars, along with basaltic scoria cones and spatter cones with fresh-looking lava flows. It is the southernmost basaltic volcanic field in Patagonia. A notable crater within this volcanic field is the Pali Aike Crater, where archaeological recovery has yielded evidence of prehistoric man dating to circa 10,000 years before present. (C.M. Hogan)

See also

List of volcanoes in Argentina

List of volcanoes in Chile

Laguna Potrok Aike

References

C. Michael Hogan (2008) Pali Aike, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham [*]

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