Tarascan Presence in Central South Michoacan. New Researches

Author(s): José Luis Punzo Díaz

Year: 2018


For the last five years the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia set up an archaeological project in the central south portion of the state of Michoacan in the Zirahuen and Balsas river basins. A systematic survey had been made in a large area identifying dozens of sites never previously recorded, some of them with a clear Tarascan component. In spite of, in this paper we will present the results of the research made at the Tarascan sites in the limits of the highlands and the Tierra Caliente and the expansion of the Señorio Tarasco into the lowlands of the Balsas River. This particularly related to the Tarascan exploitation of the natural resources of the Tierra Caliente like cotton, colored stones and especially the copper mines.

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Tarascan Presence in Central South Michoacan. New Researches. José Luis Punzo Díaz. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444231)

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min long: -108.853; min lat: 18.771 ; max long: -102.788; max lat: 25.76 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 18838