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El Corrido de Pablo y Suzy Pescado: Inspiring Archaeological Investigations in Northwest Mexico

Author(s): John Carpenter ; Guadalupe Sanchez

Year: 2017

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We discuss Paul and Suzy Fish´s integral role in archaeological research in northwest Mexico, an important region that has been little studied by relatively few archaeologists to date. Over more than 25 years, along with our colleagues and many students, our archaeological investigations have included a reanalysis of the funerary mound at Guasave, Sinaloa and an evaluation of the relationship between Mesoamerica and Northwestern Mexico, the Pleistocene people of Sonora and Mexico, the Early Agricultural period at La Playa (SON F:10:3) and other sites, paleoethnobotanical studies and environmental reconstruction in several sites in Sonora, regional systematic survey of the Río Fuerte Valley in Sinaloa, the long-distance exchange routes linking West Mexico with northwest Mexico and the American Southwest, research at the exceptional Fin del Mundo Clovis site and 12,000 years of human adaptations and the climatic changes in the Sonoran Desert. Most recently, we have begun research in the Sahuaripa region of eastern Sonora in order to investigate both the long-distance and regional interaction spheres and socio-politico-economic organization of the Río Sonora and Serrana archaeological traditions. We believe that this research effectively expresses the depth and breadth of Paul and Suzy’s multifaceted archaeological perspectives.

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El Corrido de Pablo y Suzy Pescado: Inspiring Archaeological Investigations in Northwest Mexico. John Carpenter, Guadalupe Sanchez. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430323)


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min long: 111.973; min lat: -52.052 ; max long: -87.715; max lat: 53.331 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15329

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