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La Pintura Iridiscente: Réplicas Experimentales de una Técnica Decorativa Precolombina PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathleen Klumpp   
Saturday, 10 August 2013 06:15
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La Pintura Iridiscente: Réplicas Experimentales de una Técnica Decorativa Precolombina. from Kathleen Klumpp on Vimeo.

"La Pintura Iridiscente: Réplicas Experimentales de una Técnica Decorativa Precolombina" deals with the raw materials and technology required to replicate a pottery decoration known as "iridescent painting" characterized by designs having a subtle metallic luster that began to be made around 1000 BC on the coast of Ecuador.

Kathleen Klumpp, potter and anthropologist reveals her hypothesis about how the ancient potters achieved this unique metallic luster. She argues that the ancient potters were making a paint based on specular hematite that was applied to an already low fired vessel.

“La Pintura Iridiscente: Réplicas Experimentales De Una Técnica Decorativa Precolombina”, se trata de la materia prima y tecnología utilizadas para replicar una técnica decorativa en cerámica que remonta de alrededor de 1000 aC. en la costa del Ecuador que se caracteriza por diseños que tienen un lustre metálico sutil.

Se demuestra la hipótesis de Kathleen Klumpp, ceramista y antropóloga cultural, de cómo los antiguos alfareros lograron este lustre metálico único. Ella sostiene que los antiguos alfareros hacían una pintura a base de hematita especular que fue aplicada a una vasija que ya había sido sometida a una cocción a baja temperatura.

Mayo Chinchipe Complex PDF Print E-mail
Written by Francisco Valdez   
Tuesday, 03 April 2007 14:17

The definition of this cultural complex is a process that one finds in march and that prepares based on the works of investigation of the Project Zamora Chinchipe (agreement INPC/IRD) in the province of the same name, located in the south oriental end of the Ecuador.

The Complex Mayo Chinchipe is defined based on the components of material culture (ceramic, lithics, etc.) and of social practices (occupation of the space, spheres of interaction, use of prime exotic materials, etc.) that are identified in the hydrographic basin of the river Mayo Chinchipe. The complex composes of sets (ceramic, lithics etc.) that could have been identified in a certain territory and that correspond to a temporary specific duration. A series of sets can define a cultural phase with his respective duration in the time and his territorial expansion.

Up to the moment the Complex Mayo Chinchipe is located in the Formative period, spreading from the Early one up to the Late one (3000/300 B.C.).

His pottery has up to the date the following complexes, locus of identification and dates C14:

  • Mayo Chinchipe – SALF (3000 / 2000 B.C.);
  • Tacana – Isimanchi (2000 / 300 B.C.)

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