Zacatecas (State / Territory) (Geographic Keyword)

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The Archaeology of the Western Region of the National Park Service
PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

WACC reports summarizing archaeological projects and management plans in the Western Region of the National Park Service.


An Archeological Survey Plan for the Western Region of the National Park Service: NPS Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program (1994)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells.

The National Archeological Survey Initiative (NASI) was established to develop a System wide Archeological Inventory Program (SAIP) which in turn should improve the National Park Service's (NPS) accountability for cultural resources. Each region of NPS is required to produce a region wide survey plan. The Western Region of the National Park Service has 46 park units comprising more than 8,000,000 acres. Archeologically the region has a great deal of cultural diversity and a large number of...


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION FOR A SAMPLE FROM CHIQUIHUITE CAVE, ZACATECAS, MEXICO (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kováčik. Linda Scott Cummings.

Chiquihuite Cave, located in the high altitude desert (2740 m asl) in the State of Zacatecas, north-central Mexico, is an active cave with deep deposits. A small sediment sample mixed with visible charcoal flakes was submitted for charcoal identification and AMS radiocarbon age determination of the deepest cave deposits at a depth of 3.4 meters.


Cosmological Practice and Social Complexity in North and Central Mexico (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ben Nelson. Matthew Peeples.

To our minds the most interesting issue that emerges from juxtaposing the cosmologies of northern and central Mexico is the relationship between cosmology and social complexity. The regions were historically related and shared both broad structures many details of cosmology. Yet Central Mexican societies had undergone an urban transformation that the societies of northern and western Mexico had not experienced. In our view there are scale-dependent regularities in the material expression of...


Cosmology in the New World
PROJECT Santa Fe Institute.

This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.


Defining petrographic fabrics among regional wares at La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrea Torvinen.

Situated in the Malpaso Valley of Zacatecas, Mexico, the site of La Quemada was one of a series of polities that developed along the northern frontier of Mesoamerica during the Epiclassic period (A.D. 500-900). Widely distributed ceramic wares suggest interaction among northern frontier polities, but it remains unknown whether they are the product of widely recognized social categories (i.e., shared style) or direct, face-to-face interaction among individuals (i.e., shared composition)....


Durango-Zacatecas Palynology: A Note on Research (1962)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James Schoenwetter. S Frields.

Reports preliminary results of study of pollen samples from La Atalaya, La Cofradia and Cerro de Moctehuma archaeological sites. The 4-zone stratified pollen sequence from La Atalaya allows the other two sites to be cross-dated. Subsequently published in Southern Illinois Museum Papers (1962). 4 p.


General Resources from the Long Term Vulnerability and Transformation Project
PROJECT Margaret Nelson. National Science Foundation.

Long-Term Coupled Socioecological Change in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico: Each generation transforms an inherited social and environmental world and leaves it as a legacy to succeeding generations. Long-term interactions among social and ecological processes give rise to complex dynamics on multiple temporal and spatial scales – cycles of change followed by relative stasis, followed by change. Within the cycles are understandable patterns and irreducible uncertainties; neither...


James Schoenwetter Pollen Research Papers
PROJECT Uploaded by: Mary Whelan

James Schoenwetter (Ph.D. Southern Illinois 1967) was a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. His research interests included prehistoric cultural ecology, applications of pollen analysis in archaeology and research methodology. Before his retirement in 2000 he directed the ASU Anthropology Department’s palynology lab. Pollen research by Schoenwetter and his students involved a variety of sites in Mesoamerica, North America and Europe. He directed archaeological and botanical...


La Quemada
PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

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Malpaso Database (2008)
DATASET Uploaded by: Vincent Schiavitti

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Malpaso Valley - La Quemada Project
PROJECT Ben Nelson. Arizona State Universtity.

For over 15 years, Mexican and American archaeologists and students have dug ancient ruins, walked the high desert landscape, and worked in laboratories to understand the rise and fall of La Quemada, Zacatecas. We want to know why societies become complex, developing social hierarchies with specialized economic, political, and religious roles for their members. Why do civilizations expand? Northern Mexico's ancient past is an ideal context for studying these questions. During the period A.D....


Nelson and Schiavitti 1992 Trabajos conducidos por La State University of New York dentro del Proyecto La Quemada 1989-90 (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Uploaded by: Vincent Schiavitti

Field report of work conducted at La Quemada in the 1989-90 field season


Nelson et al 1997 Informe Parcial del Proyecto Valle del Malpaso La Quemada Temporada 1995 (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Vincent Schiavitti

Report of the field work conducted in the 1995 season.


Nelson et. al. 1993 Informe parcial del Proyecto Valle de Malpaso La Quemada Temporada 1992 (1993)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Vincent Schiavitti

Field work from the 1992 season at La Quemada


Nelson et. al. 2002 Informe tecnico parcial del Proyecto Valle del Malpaso La Quemada Temporada 1997-98 (2002)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Uploaded by: Vincent Schiavitti

Field report of excavations at La Quemada and Los Pilarillos from 1997-98


On the Ecology of the Valley of La Quemada (1963)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James Schoenwetter.

Report on the phytogeography, alluvial geology, and the specific archaeological problem that guided modern surface and fossil pollen sampling during field season.


Petrographic analysis of decorated ceramics from La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Andrea Torvinen.

The hilltop center of La Quemada in the Malpaso Valley of Zacatecas, Mexico, was the focal point of one of several polities that developed along the northern frontier of Mesoamerica during the Epiclassic period (A.D. 500-900). Northern frontier polities are known to have interacted due to their shared material culture (i.e., patio-banquette complexes, colonnaded halls, and the exchange of obsidian and shell products), but the mechanism(s) of this interaction are not fully understood. Ceramic...


Project Bibliography
DOCUMENT Citation Only Uploaded by: Vincent Schiavitti

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Proyecto Petrografía de la Cerámica de La Quemada, Zacatecas
PROJECT Andrea Torvinen. Ben Nelson.

This project seeks to identify the productions zones of several decorated ceramic wares that are hypothesized to have circulated within the Zacatecas region of Northwest Mexico during the Epiclassic period (600-900 C.E.). The study focuses on decorated wares recovered from the site of La Quemada and stylistically similar wares recovered from other centers in the region. A sample of 806 sherds from nine centers and one site cluster, which represents seven distinct occupational subareas...