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Archaeological Evidence of the Colonial Occupation in a House in Downtown Mexico City (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lorena Medina Martínez.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The history that can be obtained through archaeology in large cities such as México City is difficult to recover due to constant occupation and transformation of the space. It is for this reason that urban archaeology plays a very important role in recovering, investigating, and protecting the material evidence left by past occupations that...

The Environmental Dynamics of Colonial Mining and Metallurgy in the Bishopric of Michoacan, 1522 to 1810 (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Blanca Maldonado.

Mining and metallurgy played a critical role in the economic, political, and social development of Spanish American colonies, and although it has consequently received extensive attention by scholars, there have been very few studies of the environmental dimensions of these industries. The present work explores the impact of mining and processing of metal ores on the environment, for the mining districts located along the Bishopric of Michoacan (which included the modern states of Michoacan and...