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Relevance to the Registry of Archaeological Sites for their Protection. Proyect: Milpa Alta´s Cultural Landscape.

Author(s): Blanca Paredes Gudino

Year: 2017

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In the search for alternative ways for the protection of archaeological heritage, especially in Mexico, which has a vast heritage wealth; there is now an urgent need to raise specific protective tangibles in the immediate short term due to different factors that are contributing to their total loss, or the gradual deterioration of the archaeological wealth of our country. The main causes for this; population growth, limited budget, archaeological looting as well as many other factors.

In this case, it has important relevance to create a good record of all archaeological sites as the basis for the whole research, but also for its future protection. We should emphasis that according to the national regulatory framework that regulates us (A Federal Law for Artistic and Historical monuments and Archaeological Areas), the registry is a tool that allows for legal recognition and essentially the existence of a site in its complexity and temporality.

As mentioned, I´m presenting in this paper, the work of archaeological survey that has taken to place in the Cultural Landscape Project in Milpa Alta. As a result, this survey is now marking the importance of good record keeping of these sites, allowing for more comprehensive studies.

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Relevance to the Registry of Archaeological Sites for their Protection. Proyect: Milpa Alta´s Cultural Landscape.. Blanca Paredes Gudino. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431854)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17176

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