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Late Formative Craft Production and Interregional Interaction at Las Orquideas, Imbabura, Ecuador

Author(s): Carlos Montalvo ; Eric Dyrdahl

Year: 2015

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Scholars long have realized the importance of interregional interaction in Ecuadorian prehistory. While many non-local goods have been recovered that signal interregional interaction, archaeologists rarely have had the opportunity to study the contexts where the production of these artifacts occurred. The recent discovery of intact stratigraphy dating to the Late Formative in the rural barrio of Las Orquideas that includes large quantities of craft production waste will help change our understanding of interregional interaction. In this presentation, we discuss the evidence for craft production at Las Orquideas and its implications for interregional interaction in prehistoric Ecuador.

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Late Formative Craft Production and Interregional Interaction at Las Orquideas, Imbabura, Ecuador. Eric Dyrdahl, Carlos Montalvo. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396901)


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

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America