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New technologies for the study of ceramics manufacture. A case study from Andean pottery (Jujuy, Argentina)
Congreso; LV Convegno Internazionale Della Ceramica; 2022
Centro Ligure Per La Storia Della Ceramica en Savona
In this opportunity, a particular case study from Quebrada de Humahuaca (South-Central Andes) is presented in order to discuss digital tools for the study of ceramics manufacture. A workflow that included close-range photogrammetry, Morphological Residue Model, and Virtual Reflectance Transformation Imaging visualization for generating and analysing a 3D model of an archaeological pot. The particular case proposed corresponds to a globular pot of the Humahuaca Black-on-Red style, recovered at the Pucara de Volcán archaeological site, in Quebrada de Humahuaca (Jujuy, Argentina). Initial studies of macro-traces on the pot suggested the use of paddling as the forming technique. As a result, macro-traces of forming methods visibility was increased, interpreted as corresponding to the paddling technique used for the elaboration of the pot body, and of coiling for manufacturing the collar. The digital methods explored have great potential in the study of pottery forming techniques, although their scope depends on the accuracy of the 3D model analysed.