A compositional signature of multi-craft production?: Food vessels from Great Plaza of Huacas de Sican
Author(s): Go Matsumoto
This paper discusses the results of a recent compositional analysis by INAA of 225 samples of ceramics sherds excavated from the Great Plaza of Huacas de Sicán. The analysis revealed a limited number (3) of compositional groups and a high rate of arsenic and uranium in one group. The author argues that the high rate of arsenic indicates the side-by-side production of arsenical copper and ceramic vessels and that the vessels used at the Great Plaza were produced at the regional ceramic workshop of Huaca Sialupe in the Lower Lambayeque Valley, known for its multi-craft production of metals and ceramics.
Cite this Record
A compositional signature of multi-craft production?: Food vessels from Great Plaza of Huacas de Sican. Go Matsumoto. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 402892)
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;