Advances in Mineral Characterization of the Late Horizon Pottery from Incahuasi, Cañete
Author(s): Alejandro Chu
This is an abstract from the "Alfareros deste Inga: Pottery Production, Distribution and Exchange in the Tawantinsuyu" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
In this paper I will present preliminary results from the materials excavated of the Incahuasi site located at the middle Cañete valley. Research suggests that this portion of the valley, an area stretching from Caltopa at the low-mid valley to Pacaran at the upper-mid valley, was an Inca province with Incahuasi as it provincial capital. Ceramic materials recovered from excavation at different site sectors show a relatively low proportion of Inca style pottery, with a complete lack of specimens of Cusco Imperial style, and the prevalence of the local Guarco style in jars and cooking pots. Stylistic variation and compositional analysis done with Mössbauer spectroscopy and x ray fluorescence (XRF) will be presented in a discussion about the relationship between Inca and local Guarco ceramics, a very different phenomenon that is being found at the Incas coastal sites of the Cañete valley.
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Advances in Mineral Characterization of the Late Horizon Pottery from Incahuasi, Cañete. Alejandro Chu. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451747)
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