Characterization of the Cerro de Oro pottery style

Author(s): Carol Rodriguez

Year: 2015


This study focuses on the analysis of the ceramic material from the archaeological site Cerro de Oro, located in the Cañete Valley. While the Cerro de Oro pottery style has been defined previously in a generic way (Menzel 1964), this study seeks to reopen the investigation and conduct a deeper analysis with recently excavated material, which allows us to characterize it in itself. The aim is to define an iconographic program that allows us to compare and contrast it with popular styles from a defined time and space. Evidence from literature and preliminary studies show that styles from the Nasca, Wari and Lima societies are present in the ceramic of Cerro de Oro and would play an important role in the dynamics of defining the cultural identity of these societies during the late Early Intermediate and early Middle Horizon (550-750 A.D.)

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Characterization of the Cerro de Oro pottery style. Carol Rodriguez. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395485)



Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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