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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Imaging Adornos: Classification and Iconography of Saladoid Adornos from St. Vincent, West Indies

£30.00
Author:
Iosif Moravetz
Publication Year:
2005
Language:
English
Paperback:
147pp. Includes 9 tables, 50 figures, maps, plans, drawings and photographs, 27 black and white plates. Appendices of data
ISBN 10:
1841718815
ISBN:
9781841718811
BAR number:
S1445
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
St Vincent's (Lesser Antilles, Caribbean) archaeological record is rich in images depicted by a variety of fired clay artefacts. Prominent among them are small modelled and incised zoomorphic heads known as “adornos” that decorated the rims, handles and exteriors of pottery vessels made by the first agriculturalists on the island (the Saladoid culture from the Venezuela area by 250 BC). This work sets out to contribute a systematic study of both a formal and descriptive classification, as well as an iconographic analysis of the basic images represented.