Technique and Style in textiles from the Cerro de Oro site

Author(s): Rosa Maria Varillas

Year: 2015


This paper focuses on the analysis the textile material obtained in three areas (one funeral and two domestic) investigated within the archaeological site located in Cerro de Oro Cañete Valley. This research is embedded within the framework of the Cerro de Oro Archaeological Project, which is working on this archaeological site since 2012 which has among its objectives to determine the cultural affiliation of the site, especially its relationship with the Wari phenomenon.

The material has been studied by analyzing manufacturing techniques and its iconography. The objective of this study was to determine, first, what were the general characteristics of the textile material in this site and its relationship with Wari or other geographically closer societies as Lima and Nazca. Second, we seek to establish whether these features were changing over time or if there are differences between the findings in the different units. Comparing these results with those of other sites studied, we expect to find similarities in the highland textiles associated with a foreign elite and variety in the coastal textiles, domestically produced according to the specific characteristics of each site

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Technique and Style in textiles from the Cerro de Oro site. Rosa Maria Varillas. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395482)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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