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CREMONTE, M. Beatriz y BOTTO, Irma L. Unas vasijas especiales de contextos tardíos del Noroeste Argentino: Manufactura de los "Pucos Bruñidos". Estud. atacam. [online]. 2009, n.37, pp. 63-77. ISSN 0718-1043. doi: 10.4067/S0718-10432009000100005.
On the basis of petrographic and physicochemical data, this paper comments on the manufacturing of peculiar and rather unknown vessels, plain bowls of standardized shapes and sizes with differently colored burnished surfaces. The study of a sample from the southern portion of the Quebrada de Humahuaca (province of Jujuy) in comparison to Ayquina and Turi red-polish bowls (Group 36) from the north of Chile, enables us to characterize involved manufacturing technologies on the basis of their surface treatment and colours, firing conditions, fabric petrography and composition. The paper concludes these burnished bowls were non-local artifacts that resulted from specialized production, and that they had limited circulation.
Palabras clave : Northwestern Argentina; pottery; archaeometry; standardization.