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Ring the bell: A spatial comparative analysis of copper bells between the Greater Southwest and Michoacán.

Author(s): Lissandra Gonzalez ; Jose Luis Punzo

Year: 2015

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Recent studies about metal work in the Proyecto Arqueologia y Paisaje del Area Centro Sur de Michoacan gave us the possibility of analyze a wide sample of copper bells from different collections and in museums along this western state in Mexico. In this paper we will present a comparative analysis between our database of Michoacan’s copper bells with the ones found in the USA southwest and specially in Paquime, Chihuahua, focusing on the Period 2 (AD 1200-1300 to Spanish invasion) like the most productive time for metal items in west Mexico. With this work we will try to establish different possibilities for interaction between Michoacan as a producing zone of copper items and the Greater Southwest where for the moment many researchers accept that there’s no evidence of production of metal.

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Ring the bell: A spatial comparative analysis of copper bells between the Greater Southwest and Michoacán.. Jose Luis Punzo, Lissandra Gonzalez. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396243)


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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