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Stone in the Age of Clay: Lithic Use-Wear from Prehistoric Ceramic Period Sites in Chachapoyas, Peru

Lauren Pratt, Doctoral Candidate - University of Michigan Museum. of Anthropological Archaeology
Friday, February 7, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
2218 School of Education Map
This paper will discuss a microscopic use-wear analysis of the lithic assemblages of Ceramic Period prehistoric sites in Chachapoyas, Peru. After a brief review of the state of lithic studies in Peruvian archaeology, I will describe the results of the low-power use-wear study, including the production of a comparative experimental collection. By contextualizing these results with other lines of evidence, I will discuss what conclusions may be drawn regarding subsistence and cultural behaviors at each site. In particular, I will highlight raw material acquisition and selection, which offer tantalizing insights into possible ceremonial behaviors in prehistoric Chachapoyas.
Building: School of Education
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology