Application of electron microprobe analysis to identify the origin of ancient pottery production from the Castillo de Huarmey, Peru

M. Kałaska, I. C. Druc, J. Chyla, R. Pimentel, M. Syczewski, R. Siuda, Krzysztof Makowski, M. Giersz

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A vast amount of ceramics (among other grave goods) were recovered from Castillo de Huarmey, a Wari culture (650–1050 ce) archaeological site on the north coast of Peru. In order to assess ceramic production area(s) and possible trade, political or cultural interactions with other regions, and to complement earlier petrographic analysis, electron microprobe analysis (EMPA) was conducted following a rarely used methodology in archaeology. The chemical composition of individual minerals in ceramics and sediments samples from the Huarmey Valley was obtained, focusing mainly on amphiboles, feldspars and pyroxenes. The results of the analyses clearly indicate that the majority of the ceramic analysed was made of raw material of local origin.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)1095-1114
Número de páginas20
EstadoPublicada - 1 dic. 2020

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