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Mesoamerican contact on the Southwest Northern frontier

Author(s): Garth Norman

Year: 2017

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Research by ARCON, Inc. over the past two decades, using multi-disciplinary archaeology research tools and inter-regional comparative research, is bridging regional boundaries to help construct histories of ancient people. The role of cultural exchange is becoming more apparent with intellectual data for exploring the rise of high civilizations in ancient cultures. A variety of research discoveries includes ancient turquoise trade between Mesoamerica and the Southwest (turquoise trace analysis beginning with the Toltecs), the Maya 260-day calendar, astronomy observatories, geometry and standard measure in art, architecture and sacred site planning. Sites studied include Baker village, Nevada, Parowan Gap, Paragonah Village, Capital Reef, and Rochester Creek, Utah. Mesoamerican comparisons include the sites of Izapa and Teotihuacan, Mexico.


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Mesoamerican contact on the Southwest Northern frontier. Garth Norman. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429695)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 14903

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America