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Por qué los alfareros no han adoptado el horno: comparación de discursos etnográficos en la India y en el Ecuador: Por qué los alfareros no han adoptado el horno: comparación de discursos etnográficos en la India y en el Ecuador

Abstract : In a recent study (Roux et al. forthcoming), it has been possible to demonstrate that in a context where different techniques are used for different types of objects by actors living in close geographical proximity, there is a cognitive bias which fosters technological polarization, creating clusters of technological standards and thereby technological boundaries. In this paper, we relate narratives of Indian and Ecuadorian potters who have not borrowed the kiln. The objective is to illustrate how cognitive limitations universally shape the mental representations of the properties of the techniques and how these representations are strong factors of technological polarization and non-borrowing. In conclusion, we propose that the issue of the non-adoption of the kiln, glaze and the potter’s wheel in Mesoamerica and South America should be reexamined in light of these results.
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Valentine Roux, Catherine Lara. Por qué los alfareros no han adoptado el horno: comparación de discursos etnográficos en la India y en el Ecuador: Por qué los alfareros no han adoptado el horno: comparación de discursos etnográficos en la India y en el Ecuador. Americae. European Journal of Americanist Archaeology, CNRS, 2016, 1, pp.21-35. ⟨hal-02045668⟩

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