Paquimé and Diablo Phases at Paquimé: An Examination of Architectural Validity of Phase Declarations

Author(s): Thatcher Rogers

Year: 2015


This paper will present on the results of statistically-based analyses of architectural data relating to the Paquimé and Diablo Phases at the site of Paquimé collected and published by Charles Di Peso et al. in 1974. A re-examination of the architectural data is necessitated as, in a methodology dissimilar to standard procedure, Di Peso utilized architectural attributes as a basis for phase differentiation. While prior statistical analysis (Frost 2000) has been applied successfully to architectural remains correlating to the Buena Fe and Paquimé Phases, no known successful statistical analysis of the Paquimé and Diablo Phases, nor division therebetween exists. The analyses undertaken have the dual objective of determining the validity of Di Peso’s declaration of structures sans secure dating to either phase, and whether a phase distinction can be supported using architectural attributes. The results to be presented will assist in future understanding of the diachronic constructive history of structures at Paquimé, as well as that of individual architectural attributes and the frequency of their presence.

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Paquimé and Diablo Phases at Paquimé: An Examination of Architectural Validity of Phase Declarations. Thatcher Rogers. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396641)


Spatial Coverage

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