Wares in moving: people, technology and political issues in Northwest Argentina

Author(s): Veronica Williams

Year: 2015


Results obtained from fabric analysis using thin-section microscopy (TSM) and various other analytical strategies (e.g. Raman micro spectroscopy, FTIR, XRD –microX ray diffraction- XRF, SEM-EDAX, and INAA) provide insights into production technology and the provenance of selected pottery sample from Prehispanic archaeological sites in Northwestern (NW) Argentina, North of Chile, and Bolivia (AD 900-1530). Iconographic and morphological analyses sustain the idea of interregional contacts that reflects in hybrid ceramic styles like La Paya and Yavi Chico polychrome also.

Those analyses helped us to know how the Inca state managed raw material sources and pottery manufacturing along Southern Andes according to the idea of interregional contacts, regional production, consumption, and distribution of local, non local or foreign styles (e.g Pacajes) and products, and Inca styles.

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Wares in moving: people, technology and political issues in Northwest Argentina. Veronica Williams. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396344)


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