Pre-Inca and Inca Pottery

Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina

  • Agustina Scaro
  • Clarisa Otero
  • Maria Beatriz Cremonte

Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

About this book


This volume presents a collection of articles which offer different perspectives for archaeological pottery studies, regarding the understanding of pre-Hispanic social practices in Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina. The aim of this volume is to contribute to Quebrada de Humahuaca archaeological knowledge and its inclusion in current discussions about Andean and worldwide history of pottery production. In 2003, Quebrada de Humahuaca was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Numerous tracks, roads and settlements testify to its pre-Hispanic and post pre-Hispanic history from pre-ceramic to colonial times. Due to its strategic position Quebrada de Humahuaca has been colonized by both the Inca and the Spaniards. It also has been a stage for many battles of the Argentine War of Independence. 

The richness and abundance of ceramic material evidence in the landscape of the Quebrada de Humahuaca has provided archaeologists information about human behaviour and social practices both in every and ritual activities. Quebrada de Humahuaca, in the province of Jujuy (the northernmost sector of Argentina) is one of the most widely recognized archaeological zones and one of the most widely studied. Through extensive excavations of the most conspicuous settlements, archaeologists managed to characterize these pre-Hispanic agricultural societies and construct chronologies of northwestern Argentina, and to elaborate models of trans-Andean population dynamics.


Archaeological Settlements Pottery Quebrada de Humahuaca Andean Pottery Production Inca Empire Inca Social Practices Pre-Hispanic societies Argentina Pre-Hispanic potteries Inca pottery

Editors and affiliations

  • Agustina Scaro
    • 1
  • Clarisa Otero
    • 2
  • Maria Beatriz Cremonte
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Regional de Estudios Arqueológicos, . Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias SocialesUniversidad Nacional de JujuySan Salvador de JujuyArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de Ecorregiones Andinas-CONICETUniversidad Nacional de JujuySan Salvador de JujuyArgentina
  3. 3.Instituto de Ecorregiones Andinas-CONICETUniversidad Nacional de JujuySan Salvador de JujuyArgentina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50573-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50574-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-3421
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-343X
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