Archaeometric analysis of ceramic production in Tiwanaku state (c.500-1000ce) : An exploratory study

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Ogalde , J P , Korpisaari , A , Riera-Soto , C , Arriaza , B , Paipa , C , Leyton , P , Campos-Vallette , M , Lara , N & Chacama , J 2020 , ' Archaeometric analysis of ceramic production in Tiwanaku state (c.500-1000ce) : An exploratory study ' , Archaeometry . https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12597

Title: Archaeometric analysis of ceramic production in Tiwanaku state (c.500-1000ce) : An exploratory study
Author: Ogalde, J. P.; Korpisaari, A.; Riera-Soto, C.; Arriaza, B.; Paipa, C.; Leyton, P.; Campos-Vallette, M.; Lara, N.; Chacama, J.
Contributor organization: Latin American Studies
Date: 2020-08-14
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Archaeometry
ISSN: 0003-813X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12597
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346139
Abstract: The chemical and mineralogical characterization of seven ceramic fragments produced within Tiwanaku state (c.500-1000 ce) is reported. The instrumental techniques used included X-ray elemental and mineralogical chemical analysis, Raman spectroscopy, and scanning and light microscopy. The results indicate there are several clay types, although they show similarities, such as the use of a plant-based temper. The red colour of the decoration is hematite, and manganese oxides such as jacobsite are present in the black. The white colour is a mixture of gypsum and clay, and the orange is a mixture of hematite and clay. The use of colours, the quality of the clays and the temperatures reached during pottery firing point to expertise in ceramic production and to complex decision-making processes. The multi-elemental archaeometric approach documented here could become an important tool to shed a light on ancient ceramic technology and the internal variance of Tiwanaku pottery.
Subject: Tiwanaku ceramics
mineralogy
SEM (EDX)
Raman spectroscopy
MOQUEGUA VALLEY
SAN-PEDRO
COLLAPSE
POTTERY
NASCA
COAST
615 History and Archaeology
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