Zacatecas (State / Territory) (Geographic Keyword)
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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)
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...
Casas Grandes and the Chaco Canyon Cultures (1975)
As early as 1936, Edgar L. Hewett suggested that there might have been some sort of temporal relationship between Casas Grandes, in Chihuahua, Mexico, and such Chaco settlements as Pueblo Bonito, del Arroyo, and Chetro Ketl, in New Mexico. He recognized the obvious differences in terms of ceramics, architectonics, and historical background which marked these two entities, but still felt that there was some common time denominator. Most of his contemporaries, however, believed that the city of...
CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION FOR A SAMPLE FROM CHIQUIHUITE CAVE, ZACATECAS, MEXICO (2016)
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.
Collective Social Identification at La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico
This project contains the datasets resulting from my dissertation titled "Social Identification and the Capacity for Collective Action at La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (600-800 CE)," which was successfully defended in November 2018. Dissertation Abstract: Unlike traditional frontier studies that treat the frontier as monolithic and focus on core-periphery interactions involving colonialism and acculturation, this dissertation seeks to characterize the internal social dynamics of frontier...
Cosmological Practice and Social Complexity in North and Central Mexico (2007)
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
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.
Culture Change and Shifting Populations in Central Northern Mexico (1982)
The present paper is a preliminary attempt to consider the history and processes of cultural contact of several now-extinct aboriginal groups that inhabited the area of centra northern Mexico during part of the Spanish Colonial period. While the general region comprises roughly the area south of the Rio Grande, east of the Florido River in Chihuahua, north of the town of Parras and the Laguna district (Torreon, Coahuila), and west of the modern highway that runs south from Piedras Negras to...
Defining petrographic fabrics among regional wares at La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (2018)
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)
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
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
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...
MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF FILL FROM AROUND THE SKULL IN A HUMAN BURIAL AT THE BOSQUE ENCANTADO SITE, MV-206, IN ZACATECAS, MEXICO (2009)
A single sample collected around the skull of a human burial at the Bosque Encantado site, MV-206, in Zacatecas, Mexico, was examined for charred macrofloral remains. This site represents a habitation with plazas and platforms and dates to approximately 1255 BP, reflecting the La Quemada phase of the Epiclassic period in northern Mesoamerica. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the site occupants.
Malpaso Database (2008)
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Malpaso Valley - La Quemada Project
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)
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)
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)
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)
Field report of excavations at La Quemada and Los Pilarillos from 1997-98
On the Ecology of the Valley of La Quemada (1963)
Report on the phytogeography, alluvial geology, and the specific archaeological problem that guided modern surface and fossil pollen sampling during field season.
The People of Casas Grandes: Cranial and Dental Morphology Through Time (1971)
Casas Grandes offers an unusual opportunity for a physical anthropologist. There is good archaeological control of spatial and temporal distributions of the skeletal populations, and therefore the results of examinations of these skeletons can contribute important data to general studies of micro-evolutionary changes in Homo sapiens. Studies of the genetics of morphological variation and analysis of discontinous traits of skeletons aid in understanding micro-evolutionary change. This project...
Petrographic analysis of decorated ceramics from La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (2016)
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...
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Proyecto Petrografía de la Cerámica de La Quemada, Zacatecas
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...