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PRIETO, Cristina e CHIAVAZZA, Horacio. VILUCO POTTERY PRODUCTION BETWEEN THE XVth AND XVIIth CENTURIES (PROVINCIA DE MENDOZA, ARGENTINA). Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2009, vol.41, n.2, pp. 261-274. ISSN 0717-7356. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562009000200007.
In thispaper wepresent studies ofvariability in thepottery ofthe Viluco Culture (midwestern Argentina). Viluco Culture spread over northem and central Mendoza, and south o/San Juan, between the XVth andXVIIth centuries, with the social and cultural changes produced by the expansión ofthe Inka and Spanish empires. In these contexts pottery production changed. We propose two modes of pottery production: a centralized production during the Inka domination period at some sites; and with the arrival ofthe Spaniards the production became descentralized and recentralized. The latter due to the implementation ofnew technology the wheel, and new ceramic shapes.
Palavras-chave : Middle West of Argentina; Viluco Culture; pottery production; ceramics.