Change and continuity in ceramic production at Cerro de Oro, Cañete

Author(s): Francesca Fernandini

Year: 2015


Cerro de Oro, a 150ha settlement located on the lower Cañete valley presents a long term occupation that spans from the Early Intermediate Period through Colonial times (0-1600 A.D.). Research performed by the Cerro de Oro Archaeological Project at the site during 2012-2013 has focused on the Early Intermediate-Middle Horizon occupation (500-1000 A.D.) yielding important information regarding the nature of the settlement, the sequence of its construction and use, as well as its possible relations and interactions with nearby settlements both within and outside of the Cañete valley.

Following this line, this study will present the result of XRF and SEM analysis performed on ceramics excavated from well controlled contexts within the site. These analyses have been oriented towards understanding how the production of ceramics, both in terms of paste and pigment use, changes throughout time. In turn, these results are contrasted with the detailed study of the sequence of change presented by iconographic motives in these ceramics.

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Change and continuity in ceramic production at Cerro de Oro, Cañete. Francesca Fernandini. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395481)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;