LOCAL OR FOREIGN? THE TECHNOLOGICAL STYLES OF THE LAPIDARY FROM TAMTOC
At Tamtoc, an archaeological site located at the Huastec region in San Luis Potosi, the archaeologists found hundreds of lapidary objects in the offerings and burials. Some of them were crafted in raw materials that were available locally, like the calcite, while others came from distant áreas, like the jadeite. But, their provenance was the same of their production? The purpose of this paper is to show how the technological analysis with Experimental Archaeology and the characterization of the manufacturing traces with SEM, allowed us to identify and distinguish at least two lapidary styles, one local and the other foreign. Finally, we compare the results with other lapidary collections to appreciate the relationships with other regions and cultures.
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LOCAL OR FOREIGN? THE TECHNOLOGICAL STYLES OF THE LAPIDARY FROM TAMTOC. Emiliano Melgar, Daniel Valtierra Vega, Reyna Beatríz Solís Ciriaco. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396749)
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