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[Barrancas]. One of the major ceramic series developed by Irving Rouse and José Cruxent to facilitate cultural comparison in the northeast South America / Antilles area. Possibly originating on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, the series was established on the Orinoco Delta by cl000 bc and continued in some areas as late as ad 1000. (This period is also known as the Neo-Indian epoch.) Its best-known features are skilfully modelled, bio-morphic ornamentation and broad-lined incised patterns. Although roughly contemporary with the Saladoid series in other areas, Barrancoid replaced Saladoid in the delta area. The type site is Barrancas.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied