publication . Thesis . 1987

Inca and pre-Inca pottery: pottery from Cusichaca, Department of Cuzco, Peru

Lunt, S. W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1987
  • Publisher: University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Although important studies have been made of the Andean pottery of the Inca Empire and its predecessors, these studies usually have been based on pottery collections which lack good archaeological contexts. The usual interpretative framework for ceramic variation has been the hierarchical social organisation of the Inca Empire described in the Spanish chronicles. In this paper, the pottery differs from the previously studied collections in two ways: first in the classification and study methods, and secondly in its derivation. Pottery fabric has been studied, and used as a primary discriminator. The potential of fabrics for identifying imported pottery is useful...
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Chapter5. Archaeology.. .62 Introduction, scope and organisation of Chapters 5 & 6 . 62 A. Excavationresulte, . . .. . . . . . . . ......63 Chart 1: Sequence of events in each Inca site in the lower Cusichaca valley . . . . . . . . 64 Q2-1 . ...... . . • • , • • * • • • • 65 Qi. * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * . . . . 72 Qi: the canal burials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Qi: the tableland . . ...... . . . . * . . . . . 77 Q1B.........................78 Q41* * . . . . . . . . . .....* ....... '79 Q1O •• • • • • • . ..........80 Q2-2, Q3, Q4-2, Q5 . . . . . . . . ........ . 81 B. Chronology . . . . . . . . ............. 82 B-i. Pre-Inca relative chronology . . ..........82 B-2. Inca relative chronology . . . . ........83 Chart 2. Relative chronology in the Inca period in the lower Cusichaca valley: organisation of site sequences into the valley sequence . . 86 C. The relationship of the artefacts to the soils: Inca period . ........ . ...........87

Appendix 2. Raw materials and analyses .......... . . . 226 1. Clays . . . . . ..... . . . . . 227 2.Fabricsandteaper .....229 3. Pigmants ....... . . . . . . 232 4. Firing temperatures . . . . . . . . 236

kppendix3.Experiaentalwork . . . ........... 240 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . 240 2. Clays ........ . . . ...... . 241 3. Fabrics ...... ............... 243

Appendix 6. Ethnographic work • ...... . . . . . . . . . 258 1. Introduction . . ................258 2. Infornts ............. . . . , . 260 3.Rawterials.. ........ 4. Jlanufacture and wares ......... . . . . 261 5. Firing . ..............263 6. Xarkets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......263 7. Household assemblages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

Appendix?. llapsandplan.s . . . . . . . . . . . . ......28? Contents and descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 7.1 The archaeological zone of Quente and Cusichaca 7.7 Sites in the Cuzco region . . . ....... 7.2 Huilica Raccay: Q2-1 . * ........... 7.3 Patallacta: Qi . . ...... . . . . 7.4 Pulpltuyoc: Q1E ....... 7.5 Quishuarpata:Q4-1 7.6 HuaynaQuente: Q10 . . . . . . . ......

Appendix 8. Comparative studies .............. . . 275 1. Introduction ......... 275

Charts . ......... . .............• • . 285 Contents and descriptions . . . . . . ..........285 Chart Z: Q2-1, chronological distributions . . . . . . . 288

Chart A: all sites, Inca period (combined) ....... 289

Chart B: Q2-1, Inca 1A to Inca 4 (combined) .......290

ChartD:Q2-1Inca2 .......... 291

ChartE: Q2-1, IncaS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292

Chart F: Q2-1, Inca 4 . . . ............. . 293

Chart G: Q2-1, topsoils . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294

Chart H: Q1, Inca lÀ to Inca 4 (combined) ....... 295

Chart K: Qi, Inca 2 and Inca 2/4 . . .......... 298

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