Addressing the ceramic representations of pre-Hispanic cultures poses a series of challenges, in particular, the lack of written sources to contrast the interpretations that may derive from the process of analysis. The origin of the archaeological material and the rigour with which it was excavated will lack the intrinsic value that pre-Hispanic man gave to his artifacts; to such an extent, its approach will be an interpretative challenge for the researcher, because he is located in a spatial and temporal reality alien to the one that gave rise to such materialities. The lack of methods to make a rigorous approximation to these representations means that the researcher has to broaden his view from broader perspectives, deepening in the complexity of the sciences to answer his questions. With the analysis of 305 ceramic pieces, the author investigates the zoomorphic representation in the archaeological culture Guangala and, it is traced as objective to discover the social function of the prehispanic representations in the Period of Regional Development (500 a.C. - 500 a.C.) in the Ecuadorian Central Coast.
|Translated title of the contribution||Zoomorphic Representation In Guangala Culture. A Pre-Iconographic Analysis In The Period Of Regional Development In The Central Ecuadorian Coast.|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|State||Published - 1 May 2016|