Vol. 50 (2022), pp. 15–22 • 860 KB • español
Pottery with Negative Decoration in the Bolaños Canyon, Mexico: An Interpretation

Mariana Aguilar Ramos, María Teresa Cabrero G.

Arqueol. Iberoam.

Pottery with negative decoration was widely known among many pre-Hispanic peoples of the American continent since ancient times. A very complex technique is required in order to obtain this type of decoration. Several authors have proposed various techniques to achieve the negative according to the society that used it. In Mexico it was applied among the oldest societies. In the Bolaños culture, this technique was used as a symbol of prestige. The representations embodied in the decorative motifs indicate their ideology, thus transmitting the way of seeing the world of the living and the dead, as well as the behavior of natural phenomena linked to human beings.

Pottery; negative decoration; Bolaños culture; Mexico.

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Aguilar, M.; M. T. Cabrero. 2022.
La cerámica con decoración al negativo en el cañón de Bolaños, México: una interpretación.
Arqueología Iberoamericana 50: 15-22.

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Publication date: July 15, 2022.

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