Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
William Weaver, Neil Peterie, E.G. Monroe
School of Teacher Education
Master of Arts
About eleven thousand years ago the earliest known human inhabitants of the Central Andean area began a lifestyle which developed into some of the richest cultures of the ancient American civilizations. The people living in this thirteen-hundred-mile arid mountain zone, which is now the nation of Peru, produced some of the most outstanding examples of ceramics in the world before the birth of Christ.
The purpose of this study was to examine representative examples from various early Peruvian cultures in an attempt to identify their characteristics and to determine the extent to which the pottery forms of certain early cultures influenced the ceramics of other cultures.
The investigation examined and compared the figurative motifs, surface designs and contour spout shapes of early Peruvian ceramics.
It was hypothesized that some or all of the above characteristics evolved from one early Peruvian culture to another.
Anthropology | Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Ceramic Arts | History | Latin American History | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Pace, Clinton, "Intercultural Influences in Early Peruvian Ceramic Design and Decoration" (1973). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1802.