Wari Ceramic Production in the Heartland and Provinces


Between 500 and 600 AD, the first expansive state of the central highlands of Peru emerged in the Ayacucho Basin. This state, known as Wari after its capital city located in the same region, established far flung colonies covering much of the mountainous region of modern day Peru. Research in the heartland sites of Conchopata and Wari and in the provincial sites of Cerros Baul and Mejia have yielded new insights into the economic production of the early imperial state, including significant new data on ceramic production and consumption. In this poster, we examine the geochemical diversity in a ceramic sample from both heartland and provincial sites using INAA to better understand the political economy of ceramic production in heartland and provincial contexts.

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Wari Ceramic Production in the Heartland and Provinces. Patrick Ryan Williams, Donna Nash, Anita Cook, William Isbell. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403038)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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