By Helaine Silverman, William H. Isbell
The origins and improvement of civilization are very important elements to the knowledge of the cultural procedures that create human societies. evaluating and contrasting the evolutionary sequences from assorted civilizations is one method of learning their precise improvement. One region for comparability is within the relevant Andes the place numerous societies remained in isolation with no written language. As an immediate consequence, the one source to appreciate those societies is their fabric artifacts.
In this moment quantity, the point of interest is at the paintings and panorama is still and what they discover approximately societies of the significant Andes area. the traditional artwork and panorama, revealing the diversity and richness of the societies of the world considerably formed the improvement of Andean archaeology. This paintings contains discussions on:
- pottery and textiles;
- iconography and logos;
- geoglyphs and rock art.
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Associations among these attributes were also tabulated. The primarily qualitative analysis, then, also includes some quantitative considerations such as the frequencies of co-occurrence between and among attributes and the frequencies of occurrence of certain themes/motifs in excavated contexts. After a long and painstaking process of fitting numerous pieces together, the descriptions and drawings for each of the diagnostic sherds were made on 5 X 7inch index cards, including those possessing iconography and/or were rims, bases, handles and lugs.