A Study of Domestic Ceramics from Hualcayán, Ancash, Peru.
In the Peruvian Andes, archaeological analysis of prehistoric ceramics disproportionately
focuses on materials recovered from ritual spaces compared to domestic areas. This bias limits
our understanding of the role of ceramics in domestic contexts. To address the imbalance,
this poster focuses on characteristics of ceramics in recovered from survey and excavations at
a residential sector of the Hualcayán site. This sector, called Panchocuchu, contains most of
the site’s domestic architecture that includes residential structures, open spaces, terraces and
perimeter walls occupied between C.E. 200 to 950.
The ceramics included in this analysis from excavation were recovered from the exterior and
interior of a living space, and an adjacent patio speculated to function in cooking and as a
cuyero (cuy or guinea pig pen based on coprolite and faunal remains). The ceramic analysis
from this sector provides substantive information about the function and morphology of the
ceramics based on their recovery context. The results of the study presented in this poster
provide the basis for comparing the manufacture and use of ceramics between ritual and
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A Study of Domestic Ceramics from Hualcayán, Ancash, Peru.. Erick Casanova Vasquez, Rebecca E. Bria, Elizabeth K. Cruzado C.. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398046)
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