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Venezuela between Spanish and English: an identity formed through images

Author(s): Ana C Rodriguez ; George Amaiz

Year: 2017

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Previous analysis of ceramics from the historic center of Barcelona in Venezuela demonstrated that the decorative motifs of English ceramics and other European countries influenced the shaping of the identity of Barcelona during the 19th century. In this paper, we compare the Barcelona study with collections with the Historical Center of Caracas, in order to establish whether this change and unification of patterns and customs in everyday life was also reflected in the capital of Venezuela. This will help us examine the similarities in the development of Venezuelan identity through elements such as language and urban organization from European countries, while differences are reflected in the distinct indigenous components of each region. 


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Venezuela between Spanish and English: an identity formed through images. Ana C Rodriguez, George Amaiz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435215)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America