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A Technical Attribute Analysis of Textile Band Production at Uraca, Peru

Author(s): Samantha Seyler ; Beth Koontz Scaffidi

Year: 2016

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As with other forms of technology, normative patterns in textile production can suggest information about the communities of weavers that produced them. Through an analysis of technical attributes, this poster establishes the normative patterns involved in the production of textile bands at the mortuary site of Uraca in the Majes Valley of Peru and suggests how these patterns relate Uraca to broader textile traditions within the region. More specifically, it examines how Uraca relates to the Siguas textile tradition, associated with the south coastal valleys of the Department of Arequipa. This poster also examines textile bands recovered at Uraca that do not fit within these patterns of production and what they might indicate about the population interred there.

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A Technical Attribute Analysis of Textile Band Production at Uraca, Peru. Samantha Seyler, Beth Koontz Scaffidi. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404323)


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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