Proyecto Petrografía de la Cerámica de La Quemada, Zacatecas


This project seeks to identify the productions zones of several decorated ceramic wares that are hypothesized to have circulated within the Zacatecas region of Northwest Mexico during the Epiclassic period (600-900 C.E.). The study focuses on decorated wares recovered from the site of La Quemada and stylistically similar wares recovered from other centers in the region. A sample of 806 sherds from nine centers and one site cluster, which represents seven distinct occupational subareas contemporaneous with La Quemada, has been selected. Petrography and chemical analyses will be used to identify the production zones of selected wares. The ceramic provenance designations will then be used to track intraregional interaction patterns and exchange dynamics.

Cite this Record

Proyecto Petrografía de la Cerámica de La Quemada, Zacatecas. ( tDAR id: 378337) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DF6SND

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 600 to 900 (C.E.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.041; min lat: 21.535 ; max long: -101.854; max lat: 23.735 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Roberto Molina; María Teresa Cabrero; Guillermo Cordova; Estela Martínez; Gerardo Fernández; Baudelina García; Humberto Medina; Peter Jiménez; Laura Solar; Juan Ignacio Macías; Armando Nicolau

Principal Investigator(s): Andrea Torvinen; Ben Nelson

Record Identifiers

INAH Permit Number (received on May 26, 2009)(s): C.A.401-36/1118

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  1. Petrographic analysis of decorated ceramics from La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (2016)