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Early agrarian societies in the Basin of Mexico: Challenges and Perspectives

Author(s): Guillermo Acosta Ochoa ; Emily McClung de Tapia

Year: 2015

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Over the past three decades, there have been very few studies of the earliest agrarian communities in the Basin of Mexico in comparison with other periods. In this paper, we introduce the symposium with an evaluation of the state of knowledge concerning preceramic, archaic communities up to the Formative period in the Basin of Mexico, with particular emphasis on the dearth of information available concerning paleoenvironment and subsistence. We review some of the recent investigations in the region, especially in the context of "The Development of Agrarian Communities in the Basin of Mexico", and discuss the challenges and future perspectives for studies concerned with this period.

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Early agrarian societies in the Basin of Mexico: Challenges and Perspectives. Guillermo Acosta Ochoa, Emily McClung de Tapia. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396068)


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Mesoamerica


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America