Chaîne Opératoires and Technical Identity in Aguada Portezuelo Pottery: an Approach through Ceramic Petrography (Catamarca, Argentina)
Author(s): Guillermo De La Fuente
This is an abstract from the "Cross-Cultural Petrographic Studies of Ceramic Traditions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Aguada Portezuelo ceramic style (ca. AD 600 – AD 900) from Northwestern Argentine region, presents a highly stylistic variation and complexity in the forming techniques used by ancient potters, concerning surface treatments and the decoration applied to ceramic vessels. One of the most important features in these ceramics, is its highly marked polychromy. Here, we present the results obtained through an extensive ceramic petrography study of surveyed materials from La Viñita archaeological site (Dept. Capital, Catamarca, Argentine). Special attention is paid to the reconstruction of the chaines operatoires involved in the elaboration process (ceramic pastes, primary and secondary forming techniques, firing temperatures) of this pottery. Additionally, we explore the concept of technical identity and its relationship to the different technical gestures and technical actions performed by ancient potters.
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Chaîne Opératoires and Technical Identity in Aguada Portezuelo Pottery: an Approach through Ceramic Petrography (Catamarca, Argentina). Guillermo De La Fuente. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451530)
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Abstract Id(s): 25096