The cave dwellers of the Sierra Tarahumara

Author(s): Tobías García Vilchis; Emiliano Gallaga

Year: 2017


The Raramuri, an indigenous people from Chihuahua, Mexico, has occupied the western part of the country for over 1000 years. As many authors claim, their ways of life have changed little, and they remain as one of the only, if not the only, living seminomadic groups existing in North America. In this paper, we will focus on recent ethnoarchaeological research carried out by students and professors of the EAHNM. This research allows us to create an explanatory model to comprehend the nature of the archaeological record produced by other seminomadic groups from Chihuahua and the North American Southwest.

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The cave dwellers of the Sierra Tarahumara. Tobías García Vilchis, Emiliano Gallaga. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431616)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16092