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Looking for Invisible Makers Marks: The distribution of Formative Period sherds in adobes at the Omo M10A Tiwanaku temple

Author(s): Kathleen Huggins ; Paul Goldstein ; Matthew Sitek

Year: 2016

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This paper expands on previous work which concluded that the Omo M10A Tiwanaku temple in Moquegua, Peru, was constructed using, in some amount, adobes containing cultural materials from antecedent Huaracane populations. Exploring this data further may reveal social and ecological conditions during construction of the Tiwanaku temple at Omo M10A. Analyses will include spatial distribution of Huaracane sherds within architectural collapse, and associating these architectural collapse areas with discrete architectural features and areas. Using this evidence, we now test two working hypotheses: whether sherd inclusions indicate a preference in raw material source, possibly indicative of differential labor groups at the temple structure, or whether sherd inclusions are merely an inadvertent inclusion during adobe processing.


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Looking for Invisible Makers Marks: The distribution of Formative Period sherds in adobes at the Omo M10A Tiwanaku temple. Kathleen Huggins, Paul Goldstein, Matthew Sitek. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405109)


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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