Comparison of Slip Colors from Andean Styles
This is an abstract from the "Exploring Culture Contact and Diversity in Southern Peru" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Rescue excavations conducted at the Terminal Terrestre site in Moquegua, Peru recovered a diverse
collection of complete ceramic vessels representing several styles dating to Terminal Middle Horizon
(900-1100 CE), Late Intermediate period (1100-1400 CE), and Late Horizon (1400-1532 CE). Through the
use of portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF), over sixty vessels of the Chiribaya, San Miguel, and Inka
styles were examined for differences in paste, slip, and pigment chemical compositions. The sample
features vessels that use diverse colors, distinctive motifs, and difference production technologies.
Pottery from the Terminal Terrestre were compared to examples from Cerro Baúl and Cerro Mejía. The
focus of the analysis is to determine if the use of pigments as slip colorants changed overtime and were
more restricted with the local Chiribaya and San Miguel versus the imperial styles of the Wari and Inka.
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Comparison of Slip Colors from Andean Styles. Emilee Witte, Emily Schach, Donna Nash. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451893)
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Abstract Id(s): 24346