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A motif from Tumilaca phase pottery (975 AD-1050 AD). Although some have called it a crab, no one has convincingly identified it. This
example comes from a straight-sided bowl (tazon) from a burial in the cemetery at El Algodonal, in the coastal Osmore valley.
A motif from Tiwanaku V (750 AD-950 AD) and Tumilaca phase pottery (975 AD-1050 AD). This particular example comes from a large drinking cup (kero) from the residential area of El Algodonal, in the coastal Osmore valley, which dates to the Tumilaca phase.
A late Chiribaya pitcher (1075 AD-1400 AD) from El Algodonal, in the coastal Osmore valley. Follow the link from the table of contents page to see lots more of these.
Another motif from Tiwanaku V (750 AD-950 AD) and Tumilaca phase pottery (975 AD-1050 AD). This design clearly represents a flamingo (parihuana in Peruvian spanish). Flamingos live both on the south coast of Peru and in Lake Titicaca. This example probably comes from a bowl or cup from the Moquegua region, in the middle Osmore valley.
A motif from the Chakipampa style of Wari pottery. This example is from a sherd photographed on Cerro Baúl, and probably dates from roughly 650 AD-750 AD.
Archaeology Research in Peru by Bruce Owen
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