Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
versión ISSN 0718-6894
ACUTO, Félix; SMITH, Marina y GILARDENGHI, Ezequiel. RETHREADING THE PAST:: TOWARDS AN EPISTEMOLOGY OF MATERIALITY. Bol. Mus. Chil. Arte Precolomb. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp. 9-26. ISSN 0718-6894. doi: 10.4067/S0718-68942011000200002.
This paper offers an epistemological discussion of how we can begin to break away from the constraints that the material domains built by archaeology (ceramic, lithic, textile, rock art, etc.) impose upon our interpretations and begin to reconstruct the materiality of the past, understood here as the articulations produced in past societies among places, objects, graphic representations, persons, practices and spheres of social interaction and experience. In doing so we examine the North Calchaquí Valley of Northwestern Argentina in the Late Intermediate Period (1000-1450 AD), following the trajectories of the visual representations painted on ceramic vessels and carved on rocks to reconstruct their relation to other objects and places, as well as to the subjective experiences, practices and social relationships with which they were articulated.
Palabras clave : materiality; threading; representations; places; interactions; experiences.