Research and curatorial work on the archeological collections recovered in Sonora by Dr. Richard A. Pailes


Since 2009, following Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) implementation of new public registration protocols for the cultural material heritage, we started an intense work of inventorying, cataloging and registration of the archaeological artifacts recovered during the Sonora –Sinaloa Project/1967 and the project Economic Networks: Mesoamerica and the American Southwest between 1975 – 1978, both conducted by Dr. Richard Pailes. These studies provided the foundations for new insight into the Sonoran Serrana prehispanic cultural dynamics and make a breakthrough in the archaeological research of Northwest Mexico. These collections are now a substantial part of the cultural goods under the custody of Centro INAH Sonora (CIS). The collections are currently being revalued as they constitute a testimony of archaeological research history in Northwest Mexico with a great contextual value. Under this vision, we have been working in several lines of research, including the technological processes and their contexts analysis and an interdisciplinary work on the search of raw material sources, develop of virtual catalogs and the association of the results to the current regional research scene.

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Research and curatorial work on the archeological collections recovered in Sonora by Dr. Richard A. Pailes. Adriana Hinojo, Alejandra M. Gómez-Valencia, Blanca E. Contreras-Barragán, Jesús R. Vidal-Solano. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396191)


Curatorship Sonora

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest

Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;