Northwest Mexico (Geographic Keyword)

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Archaeology without Borders: Contact, Commerce, and Change in the U.S. Southwest and Northwestern Mexico (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

Archaeology without Borders presents new research by leading U.S. and Mexican scholars and explores the impacts on archaeology of the border between the United States and Mexico. Including data previously not readily available to English-speaking readers, the twenty-four essays discuss early agricultural adaptations in the region and groundbreaking archaeological research on social identity and cultural landscapes, as well as economic and social interactions within the area now encompassed by...


Collective Social Identification at La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico
PROJECT Andrea Torvinen. Ben A. Nelson.

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...


EIDs in the Southwest U.S. and Northwest Mexico
PROJECT Uploaded by: David Phillips

Repository for programs (written in R, and executable in RStudio, both open source) simulating the role of disease in the prehistoric Southwest U.S. and Northwest Mexico.


Erratum sheet for "R code for Phillips, Wearing, and Clark essay on EIDs in the prehistoric SW/NW" (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David Phillips. Helen Wearing. Jeffery Clark.

Erratum sheet for two comment fields


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...


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...


R code for Phillips, Wearing, and Clark essay on EIDs in the prehistoric SW/NW (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David Phillips. Helen Wearing. Jeffery Clark.

Five programs in the R programming language, simulating disease in the prehistoric Southwest/Northwest


Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology (2012)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities-ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory-faced and coped with such dangers.Many disasters originate from a force of nature, such as an earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, drought, or...


Torvinen (2018) - EPMA-WDS raw data for clay samples (2018)
DATASET Andrea Torvinen.

These elemental data were collected using the Quantitative Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy technique with the JEOL JXA-8530F Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA-WDS) at the John M. Crowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy at Arizona State University supervised by Dr. Axel Wittmann. Based on the methodology developed by Abbott and Lack (2013), a series of five assays were run per sample at 300X magnification in a relatively inclusion free area of clay matrix (spot area = 20 um)...


Torvinen (2018) - EPMA-WDS raw data for sherd samples (2018)
DATASET Andrea Torvinen.

These elemental data were collected using the Quantitative Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy technique with the JEOL JXA-8530F Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA-WDS) at the John M. Crowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy at Arizona State University supervised by Dr. Axel Wittmann. Based on the methodology developed by Abbott and Lack (2013), a series of five assays were run per sample at 300X magnification in a relatively inclusion free area of clay matrix (spot area = 20...


Torvinen and Nelson (2020) Supplemental Material - Refinement of the Chronology of La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico, Using Ceramic Seriation (2020)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Andrea Torvinen.

During the Epiclassic period (AD 600–900), the northern frontier of Mesoamerica consisted of a regional network of polities focused on large, hilltop centers, including the site of La Quemada in the Malpaso Valley of Zacatecas, Mexico. Although extensive archaeological research has been conducted at the site, the refinement of its chronology is essential for two reasons: (1) to establish the chronological control necessary to characterize social processes diachronically and (2) to ensure that...