Late Formative Craft Production and Interregional Interaction at Las Orquideas, Imbabura, Ecuador
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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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Current Perspectives in Ecuadorian Archaeology
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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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