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The Culebra and Ronquin Paleosols and Their Vessel Assemblages

Author(s): William Barse

Year: 2015

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The Culebra and Ronquin Paleosols and Their Vessel Assemblages

William P. Barse

Rim sherds from the Culebra and Ronquin sites along the Orinoco River reflect a broadly- shared range of common vessel shapes. The suite of bowls, jars, platters and other shape categories reflect the existence of a common household repertoire of vessels used in food serving, storage and preparation activities. This presentation reviews the commonalities in the range of vessel shapes recovered from secure, well-dated paleosol contexts in these two sites, suggesting that both were part of a riverine inter-action sphere along the Orinoco in northern Venezuela.

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The Culebra and Ronquin Paleosols and Their Vessel Assemblages. William Barse. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398050)


Ceramics Orinoco Ronquin

Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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