Well, I have been away, doing a kind of fieldwork in Bolivia (and, as I have been financed, it has to been mentioned that this was due to the Deutsche Altamerika Stiftung). During four weeks, I could tour old sites “of mine”, get another look at the local museum, and reanalyze a lot of sherds.
Although this may seem a bit dry and not very exciting, there is nothing like a good sherd when it comes to getting information! In this case, this was even truer when I had the opportunity to see a lot of sherds from a colleague (www.arqueologiadetarija.jimdo.com ) and realizing that there are absolutely fascinating regional micro-changes in an otherwise totally similar ceramic style. We will have to work on this, but it was absolutely worth the effort, the 22-hour-flight, the trip through a lot of customs at the airports.
And now, back in Berlin, I will attend this blog, too. So stay tuned, there is more to come! Meanwhile, check out the work of my colleague!