Petrographic analysis of ceramics and construction materials: The dwellers of Cueva del Maguey in the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Ferreria site of the Guadiana valley in Durango, Mexico.
The archaeological site of the Ferrería (550-1350d.C), is undoubtedly the most important prehispanic settlement of Chalchihuites Culture in the Guadiana valley in Durango. The work done was based on a chronology made for Charles Kelley who divides into two main branches (Súchil and Guadiana). The presence of archaeological materials allowed reconsider the provenance of ceramics Madero Fluted type in the Guadiana valley and the Sierra Madre Occidental, activities and tasks has been important in the travel of materials, objects and ideas. The operational chains are the join of operations that were made to transform some materials in a product and that chains interfere jointly in the traditional knowledge lapsed socially and the experimentation. The ability of the constructors in the sierra allowed the use of constructive strategies for the edification of masonry. The traditional methods include itself the transmission of knowledge and the concept of learning (Castrellon, 2009:79). At the same time the presence of materials associated with the phase Tunal and Calera (1000-1350 d.C.) in Durango and the exchange with the dwellers of the sierra, reveal the deep cultural continuity that exist in the groups of La Ferreria and the Cueva del Maguey site.
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Petrographic analysis of ceramics and construction materials: The dwellers of Cueva del Maguey in the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Ferreria site of the Guadiana valley in Durango, Mexico.. Cindy Sandoval, José Luis Punzo, Héctor Víctor Cabadas. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396666)
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