Investigations on the chaîne operatoire, technique and practice: Formative Period pottery workshops in the Cochabamba valley
Author(s): Olga Gabelmann
The High Valley in Cochabamba yields two different ceramic wares, which on first sight may demonstrate a homogeneous society. But by investigating the chaîne operatoire, the two wares each show a different set of variables on technique and practice in the production process, and, therefore, must have been produced in separate workshops. Although there is a functional aspect of each ware on the one hand, the differences can also be interpreted as expressions based on a "habitus" of technical practices and routines of physical behavior on the idea of how to produce an object, on the other hand. Thus, the wares may be linked to different social, economic or political groups inhabiting the valley, which maintained a local distribution system for the acquisition of each of the products.
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Investigations on the chaîne operatoire, technique and practice: Formative Period pottery workshops in the Cochabamba valley. Olga Gabelmann. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443987)
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