Reflections on 'The Mud Women' - An Interpretative Approach from the Archaeology of the Identity, the Gender and the Art in the Context of the Landscape (Reflexiones Sobre 'Las Mujeres De Barro'. Una Aproximación Interpretativa Desde La Arqueología De La Identidad, El Género Y El Arte En El Contexto Del Paisaje)

International Journal of South American Archaeology - IJSA, Forthcoming

Posted: 16 Oct 2007 Last revised: 17 Nov 2007

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Rocio Salas Medellin

National University of Central Buenos Aires

Abstract

Within the landscape context and its relationship with the archeological research, it shows a series of analysis and interpretations made to the clay female figures from the county of Montelibano, Cordoba Colombia taking on a tangible way the concepts of identity, genre, and art on the landscape where the diverse ideas that could of indicate possession and/or needs to mark and transform the space where they were found.

Archeological research shows and associate the diverse cultural manifestations on the archeological ethnical tribe, the Zenu; this is because of the many stylistics features shared on their material production as well as the changes made on the landscape, aspects that demonstrate the political and religious similarities between the communities that occupied the main part of the floated depression. The represented iconography may obey to a well defined conception of the natural space; highlighting as well, major criteria of the identity features marked on time and space. So it is proposed a new look to the relationship that reflects the mentioned features, those whose make relevant components on the process of socialization on the landscape, that could be promoted by social and political ways, basically, not all the time, tied to technical and economical facts.

Keywords: Archeology, Femenine Figures, Identity, Genere, Landscape Modified

JEL Classification: N01, Z00

Suggested Citation

Salas Medellin, Rocio, Reflections on 'The Mud Women' - An Interpretative Approach from the Archaeology of the Identity, the Gender and the Art in the Context of the Landscape (Reflexiones Sobre 'Las Mujeres De Barro'. Una Aproximación Interpretativa Desde La Arqueología De La Identidad, El Género Y El Arte En El Contexto Del Paisaje). International Journal of South American Archaeology - IJSA, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1019569

Rocio Salas Medellin (Contact Author)

National University of Central Buenos Aires ( email )

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Buenos Aires, Tandil B7000GHG
Argentina

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