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PRIETO M, M. Pilar y SANTOS E, Manuel. Propuesta metodológica para el análisis de los códigos decorativos: Comparando piedras y cerámica. Estud. atacam. [online]. 2009, n.37, pp. 123-138. ISSN 0718-1043. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-10432009000100008.
If structural principles model socio-cultural formations, material culture concretizes their spatiality. If there is also a structural compatibility between the codes involved, then the spatial organization of the designs should also express patterns of formal regularity. This paper compares two long-lasting phenomenological ambits -pottery and rock art- from Galicia (NW Spain) and the Valley of Aconcagua (Chile) in order to characterise shared patterns of spatial regularity and access the underlying notions of space. Although each culture has its own material idiosyncracy, each pattern of rationality is represented by a structure that may be found in similar socio-cultural formations. Our aim is to discover this formal structure, and gauge the universal validity of code compatibility.
Palabras clave : structural analysis; pottery; rock art; pre-state societies; proto-state societies; Spain; Chile.