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Type: Paper
Paper Title: TEMPERING TIME: POTTERY ITINERARIES IN THE SOUTHERN TITICACA BASIN, BOLIVIA
Author: ANDREW RODDICK (University of Victoria)   
Date/Time: Fri., 1:45 PM
Co-Author(s): ANDREW RODDICK (University of Victoria) 
Abstract: Inhabitants in the Middle (800-200 BC) and Late Formative Periods (200 BC-400 AD) of the Lake Titicaca Basin had a changing relationship with mined materials, such as clay and stone. These periods see the development of new skills and techniques for constructing public architecture, carving monoliths and manufacturing pottery. Some of the smaller finished objects had complex use-lives, deployed in a range of social contexts, and defining different social relationships. In this paper I use a two-pronged approach to investigate the itineraries of Lake Titicaca Basin pottery. First, I explore the chain of places and practices linking raw materials and final products. Second, I consider the variable learned social relations along this chain. I end with a brief discussion on the significance of the circulation of both raw materials and "finished" goods in constituting new relationships at the end of the Late Formative Period.

Program Number: 3-0760
Session Title: THINGS IN MOTION: OBJECT HISTORIES, BIOGRAPHIES, AND ITINERARIES
Session Sponsor: Co-Sponsored by Archaeology Division and Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Fri., 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Organizer(s): SUSAN GILLESPIE (University of Florida), ROSEMARY JOYCE (University of California-Berkeley) 
Chair(s): ROSEMARY JOYCE (University of California-Berkeley)  
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