Ceramic Analysis in the Andes

Ceramic Analysis in the Andes

Ceramic Analysis in the Andes The panorama and diversity of research presented in this volume testify to the vitality of ceramic analysis in Andean archaeology, studies that are directed to answer questions that go far beyond the sourcing ...

Author: Isabelle C. Druc

Publisher: Deep University Press

ISBN: 1939755115

Category: Andes Region

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Ceramic Analysis in the Andes The panorama and diversity of research presented in this volume testify to the vitality of ceramic analysis in Andean archaeology, studies that are directed to answer questions that go far beyond the sourcing of raw materials. The different chapters written by leading specialists in the domain and younger investigators highlight a variety of mineral and chemical studies used to investigate socio-political and cultural questions, issues of political control, intra- and intervalley interactions, social identities, and expressions of cultural traditions in the ancient Andes. As well, this volume offers an overview of the sampling strategies and analytical techniques currently followed in the discipline, the diversity of paste types and geoenvironments per region, and expected mineral and chemical signatures in the study areas. The roots of this volume go back to the session titled "Characterization of Andean Ceramics" organized at the 2014 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meeting in Austin Texas. The session meant to offer a perspective on the state of ceramic analysis conducted in the Andes, recent views about manufacture and circulation of wares in different regions, socio-political contexts in which these industries flourished, and technological traditions. 190 pages, 85 color figures, maps and diagrams, 10 chapters. Edited by Isabelle Druc
Categories: Andes Region

The Northern Titicaca Basin Survey

The Northern Titicaca Basin Survey

Part of this history has been informed by the analysis of pottery, which is one of
the material remains of a society that is ... in Titicaca Basin archaeology.2 Many
different methods have been employed in ceramic analysis in the central Andes,
 ...

Author: Charles Stanish

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 9780915703845

Category: Social Science

Page: 407

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This landmark book synthesizes the results of more than a decade of fieldwork in southern Peru¿where Stanish and his team systematically surveyed more than 1000 square kilometers in the northern Titicaca Basin¿and it details several hundred new sites in the Huancané-Putina River valley. Stanish's team recovered data on the entire sequence of occupation¿from Archaic period workshops, Qaluyu and Pukara period regional centers, and Tiwanaku sites to the massive Late Intermediate and Inca period settlements. The meticulous analysis of the entire ceramic sequence by Cecilia Chávez represents a monumental achievement for understanding the chronology of development in this region and has major implications for future research. The authors describe hundreds of previously unknown sites as well as the pottery, chipped stone, and stone sculptures of the region. Their synthesis of the settlement dynamics over several millennia represents a major contribution to our understanding of primary state formation. This book will be invaluable for those interested in the evolution of state-level societies, evolutionary and hierarchical shifts in chiefly societies, and the nature of political and economic change over the span of millennia.
Categories: Social Science

Ecology and Ceramic Production in an Andean Community

Ecology and Ceramic Production in an Andean Community

This ethnoarchaeological study looks at pottery production in a contemporary Peruvian Andean community.

Author: Dean E. Arnold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543452

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This ethnoarchaeological study looks at pottery production in a contemporary Peruvian Andean community.
Categories: Social Science

Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America.

Author: Michael D. Glascock

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826360298

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America. Covering a time span from 900 BC to AD 1500, the essays by leading archaeologists working in South America illustrate the diversity of ceramic provenance investigations taking place in seven different countries. An introductory chapter provides a background for interpreting compositional data, and a final chapter offers a review of the individual projects. Students, scholars, and researchers in archaeological study on the interactions between the indigenous peoples of South America and studies of their ceramics will find this volume an invaluable reference.
Categories: Social Science

Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes

Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes

The contributions in this volume place evidence of primary extraction activities within the larger cultural context in which they occurred.

Author: Nicholas Tripcevich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461452003

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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​Over the millennia, from stone tools among early foragers to clays to prized metals and mineral pigments used by later groups, mineral resources have had a pronounced role in the Andean world. Archaeologists have used a variety of analytical techniques on the materials that ancient peoples procured from the earth. What these materials all have in common is that they originated in a mine or quarry. Despite their importance, comparative analysis between these archaeological sites and features has been exceptionally rare, and even more so for the Andes. Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes focuses on archaeological research at primary deposits of minerals extracted through mining or quarrying in the Andean region. While mining often begins with an economic need, it has important social, political, and ritual dimensions as well. The contributions in this volume place evidence of primary extraction activities within the larger cultural context in which they occurred. This important contribution to the interdisciplinary literature presents research and analysis on the mining and quarrying of various materials throughout the region and through time. Thus, rather than focusing on one material type or one specific site, Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes incorporates a variety of all the aspects of mining, by focusing on the physical, social, and ritual aspects of procuring materials from the earth in the Andean past.
Categories: Social Science

Ceramic Production and Distribution in the Chav n Sphere of Influence North Central Andes

Ceramic Production and Distribution in the Chav  n Sphere of Influence  North Central Andes

Hence, it is by way of archaeometry, by the study of ceramic production and
distribution, that I try to understand better part of the Chavin culture. It is also a
little of the Andean world that I seek to reach. As the body of analysis includes
many ...

Author: Isabelle C. Druc

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021637462

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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A study of six 1st-millenium BC pottery producing sites in the north-central Andes concentrating on production, exchange and interregional relationships. The author describes the geography and the geoenvironment of the sites, research methodology and analysis of the results including triangulation of the stylistic, archaeological, geological and ethnographical data.
Categories: Social Science

MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology

MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology

Perhaps the most interesting and valuable contributions of these papers to an
understanding of Andean pottery comes from the ... It is certainly to be hoped that
as Andean ceramic analysis continues to develop , its researchers will take full ...

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ISBN: PSU:000046437181

Category: Archaeology

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Categories: Archaeology

Us and Them

Us and Them

This volume brings together a corpus of scholars whose work collectively represents a significant advancement in the study of prehistoric ethnicity in the Andean region.

Author: Richard Martin Reycraft

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN: UOM:39015061457738

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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This volume brings together a corpus of scholars whose work collectively represents a significant advancement in the study of prehistoric ethnicity in the Andean region. The assembled research represents an outstanding collection of theoretical and methodological approaches, and conveys recent discoveries in several subfields of prehistoric Andean anthropology, including spatial archaeology, mortuary archaeology, textile studies, ceramic analysis, and biological anthropology. Many of the authors in this volume apply novel research techniques, while others wield more established approaches in original ways. Although the research presented in this volume has occurred in the Andean region, many of the novel methods applied will be applicable to other geographic regions, and it is hoped that this research will stimulate others to pursue future innovative work in the prehistoric study of ethnic identification.
Categories: Social Science

Traditional Potters

Traditional Potters

"With more than 240 color photographs, this book illustrates the works of potters and traditional ceramic production with examples from Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Author: Isabelle C. Druc

Publisher: Deep University Press

ISBN: 1939755247

Category: Art

Page: 140

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This beautifully illustrated book offers a look at traditional potters and their work, and at different hand building techniques and wheel throwing practices still in use in many parts of the world. Based on personal and first-hand accounts with potters of Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam, this book is as much a travel diary about ceramic production as a documentary spanning nearly 25 years of interest in the craft. Specialized in ceramic analysis and ethnoarchaeology, the author shares her passion in seeking to understand the art of the people, past and present. From one region or one country to the next, the reader will learn about different traditions and organization of production, about the factors affecting the choices and behavior of the potters, and about the materials used and their preparation. A small tour of markets, street kitchen and ceramic functions highlights the life of pots beyond the potters' hands. Concluding this tour of potters and traditional pottery making, the author opens a window into the world of ceramics at the microscopic level. Microscopes help see the different constituents of a ceramic paste, which in themselves offer clues as to the potter's work, technological tradition and resources used.
Categories: Art

Domestic Architecture Ethnicity and Complementarity in the South Central Andes

Domestic Architecture  Ethnicity  and Complementarity in the South Central Andes

South - Central Andean Domestic Architecture : A View from ... State control over
ceramic production and distribution is also suggested by D ' Altroy and Bishop ' s
( 1990 ) compositional analysis of Inka pottery from Cuzco , the central ...

Author: Mark S. Aldenderfer

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002229338

Category: History

Page: 178

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Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andes is a comprehensive and challenging look at the burgeoning field of Andean domestic architecture. Aldenderfer and fourteen contributors use domestic architecture to explore two major topics in the prehistory of the south-central Andes: the development of different forms of complementary relationships between highland and lowland peoples and the definition of the ethnic affiliations of these peoples.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

The subsequent interpretation of the life-cycle of ceramics involves consideration
of issues such as the mode of ... The pre-Hispanic Andean culture is divided into
four periods: initial (1800–900 BC), primary (120 BC–550 AD), medium ...

Author: Alice M. W. Hunt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191503764

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaeological ceramic. Ceramic is one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record: it occurs around the world and through time in almost every culture and context, from building materials and technological installations to utilitarian wares and votive figurines. For more than 100 years, archaeologists have used ceramic analysis to answer complex questions about economy, subsistence, technological innovation, social organization, and dating. The volume is structured around the themes 'Research design and data analysis', 'Foundational concepts', 'Evaluating ceramic provenance', 'Investigating ceramic manufacture', 'Assessing vessel function', and 'Dating ceramic assemblages'. It provides a common vocabulary and offers practical tools and guidelines for ceramic analysis using techniques and methodologies ranging from network analysis and typology to rehydroxylation dating and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Each chapter provides the theoretical background and practical guidelines, such as cost and destructiveness of analysis, for each technique, as well as detailed case studies illustrating the application and interpretation of analytical data for answering anthropological questions.
Categories: Social Science

Pre Hispanic Agricultural Fields in the Andean Region

Pre Hispanic Agricultural Fields in the Andean Region

This does not rule out more powerful tests , at this point , but is indicative of the
fact that the ceramic analysis is not completed . The excavation at Malata
depicted in Figure 5 was carried out in hopes of building a fairly sound
chronology of ...

Author: William M. Denevan

Publisher: British Archaeological Association

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023430808

Category: Agriculture, Prehistoric

Page: 504

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The twenty-six papers in this collection represent the Proceedings of the 45th International Congress of Americanists at Bogota in 1985. They are grouped into topics and regions as follows: Agricultural terracing in the 0000 valley, Peru (8)
Categories: Agriculture, Prehistoric

Tiwanaku Residential Mobility in the South Central Andes

Tiwanaku Residential Mobility in the South Central Andes

Identifying Achaeological Human Migration Thorugh Strontium Isotope Analysis
Kelly Jo Knudson ... Stovel 2002 ; Torres - Rouff 2002 ) , while residential
architecture , ceramic analysis and cranial modification styles have been used to
identify ...

Author: Kelly Jo Knudson

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89090640913

Category:

Page: 224

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Andean Past

Andean Past

It lies just upstream from the coastal desert , within the foothills of the Andes at an
elevation of 1000 meters above sea level . Marcaya was first ... Schreiber dated
Marcaya to Early Nasca based on the diagnostic ceramics collected from its
surface . Marcaya is one of ... The chemical analysis of obsidian from Marcaya (
see below ) makes Silverman ' s and Isla ' s suggestions more probable . The
twenty ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122313906

Category: Andes Region

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Categories: Andes Region

Prehistoric Andean Ecology

Prehistoric Andean Ecology

Man, Settlement, and Environment in the Andes Frédéric André Engel. 1 . ...
However , ceramic analysis is an irrefutable and important space and time
marker ; it aids in the establishment of both intrasite and intersite chronology ,
provides ...

Author: Frédéric André Engel

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013711754

Category: Andes

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Categories: Andes

Handbook of South American Indians The Andean civilizations

Handbook of South American Indians  The Andean civilizations

Consequently , in an analysis the emphasis is placed on the component strains
or styles . ... The quantity of Mochica ceramics suggests a relatively long time
period , but in spite of this the various attempts to subdivide the mass of material
into ...

Author: Julian Haynes Steward

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172012182681

Category: Ethnology

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Categories: Ethnology

Identity and Power in the Ancient Andes

Identity and Power in the Ancient Andes

In each residential compound of the urban periphery for which ceramic analysis
has been conducted, ceramic assemblages demonstrated remarkable continuity
from Late Tiwanaku IV through Early Tiwanaku V. In the other two areas, they ...

Author: John Wayne Janusek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135940898

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The Tiwanaku state was the political and cultural center of ancient Andean civilization for almost 700 years. Identity and Power is the result of ten years of research that has revealed significant new data. Janusek explores the origins, development, and collapse of this ancient state through the lenses of social identities--gender, ethnicity, occupation, for example--and power relations. He combines recent developments in social theory with the archaeological record to create a fascinating and theoretically informed exploration of the history of this important civilization.
Categories: Social Science

BAR International Series

BAR International Series

I have often crossed the Cordilleras , and spoken with many Andean potters .
This manuscript is the result of four ... The techniques used here for ceramic
analysis are petrography and X - ray fluorescence . The analyses were
conducted in ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015072430518

Category: Archaeology

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Categories: Archaeology

Andean Ceramics

Andean Ceramics

While some analytical techniques ( such as petrographic thin - section ) have
been a part of ceramic analysis elsewhere in the Americas for more than 50
years , they have only recently been utilized in the Andes . The papers in this
volume ...

Author: Izumi Shimada

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

ISBN: UOM:39015041883854

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Andean Ceramics brings together many important discoveries of the past decade, especially of production loci together with innovative methodologies for their analysis and interpretation. Each chapter is an up-to-date synthesis of one or more of these topics: production technologies, scale and organization of production, and analytical perspectives and methods.
Categories: Art

Journal of Field Arfchaeology

Journal of Field Arfchaeology

Bishop, Ronald, and Hector Neff 1989 “Compositional Data Analysis in
Archaeology” in R. Allen, ed., Archaeological ... Druc, Isabelle 1998 Ceramic
Production and Distribution in the Chavin Sphere of Influence (North-Central
Andes).

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