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Excavations in Cacalotepexi Cave, Chiepetlan: Paleo-Indian Enigma and Late Postclassic-Early Colonial Transition

Author(s): Alejandro Morales ; Gerardo Gutiérrez ; Michelle Goman ; Israel Hinojosa-Balino ; Mary E. Pye

Year: 2017

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Summary

Cacalopetepexi Cave, located near the town of Chiepetlan, is notable for its depictions of what appear to be deer being chased by humans done in white paint. Excavations in the cave uncovered evidence of use in the Late Postclassic-Early Colonial periods. An unexpected find at the back of the cave was an enigmatic deposit of calcium carbonate filled with chert debitage and animal bones, which returned radiocarbon dates around 9800 cal BC.


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Excavations in Cacalotepexi Cave, Chiepetlan: Paleo-Indian Enigma and Late Postclassic-Early Colonial Transition. Alejandro Morales, Gerardo Gutiérrez, Michelle Goman, Israel Hinojosa-Balino, Mary E. Pye. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431769)


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Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14967

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