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Tecnología cerámica y transiciones de tiempo y espacio: el caso de Malqui (Ecuador septentrional)

Abstract : Located in an ecological and cultural border, the area of the village of Malqui (western foothills of northern Ecuador), was recently disclosed to science, through the discovery of its impressive structures related to at least the three last periods of the Ecuadorian archaeological chronology (XVth to XIXth century). These structures raise questions about the ethnic origin and the nature of this late settlement in the area. These interrogations were handled through a prospection of the area and the collection of a sample of sherds, which was then examined through an innovative analytical method developed around the concept of chaîne opératoire. This tool allowed us to classify the artefacts in entities and technical groups, according to the shaping and surface finishing techniques, as well as the basic characteristics of the paste. Lastly, combining the regional archaeological an ethnographic data, this classification led us to a preliminary interpretative proposal about the late inhabitants of Malqui. The main points of this proposal are explained in the following paper.
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Catherine Lara. Tecnología cerámica y transiciones de tiempo y espacio: el caso de Malqui (Ecuador septentrional). Americae. European Journal of Americanist Archaeology, CNRS, 2016, 1, pp.1-20. ⟨hal-02048350⟩



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