Chemical analyses of colors in the Cabuza phase ceramics (900–1200 CE), Azapa Valley, northern Chile

Juan P. Ogalde, Bernardo Arriaza, Nelson Lara, Carolina Paipa, PATRICIO ALEJANDRO LEYTON BONGIORNO, Marcelo Campos-Vallette

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Abstract

We report the chemical characterization of 13 ceramic shreds of the Cabuza phase (900–1200 CE) from northern Chile. In this decorative pottery, the red chromophore was hematite, while the black pigment was jacobsite. We also identified important secondary chemical elements, including arsenic. The discussion of all this evidence allowed us to reflect on the relationship between the individual and the environment, using the ceramics as cultural material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103058
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Volume38
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Azapa Valley
  • Pottery
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • SEM-EDX

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