The Bajio (Guanajuato/Michoacan) during Epiclassic: Cultural Assertion and Macro-regional Interaction

Author(s): Brigitte Faugere

Year: 2015


In the North-Center region of Mexico, the Bajio knew its peak of populating during Epiclassic period. From the Preclassic background of the Chupicuaro Culture, emerges a rich ceramic and architectural tradition. Following the fall of Teotihucan, the Bajio covers itself with extensive networks of sites organized around ceremonial centers where appear frequently sunken patios and I shape ballcourts. The ceramic is nevertheless far from being uniform, denoting a will of cultural assertion for each polity. From AD 800, evolutions appear in connection with phenomena of interaction with the nearby regions, in particular in the East Acambaro’s basin and, on the West side, near Penjamo/Penjamillo. The conference will present these aspects replacing them in a macro-regional perspective.

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The Bajio (Guanajuato/Michoacan) during Epiclassic: Cultural Assertion and Macro-regional Interaction. Brigitte Faugere. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396135)


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