Early Subsistence and Settlement in the Basin of Mexico: Preceramic and Pre-Urban Indicators
The race to stay ahead of modern human impact on preceramic and early ceramic sites in the Basin of Mexico is particularly dramatic. Recent investigations at sites located in three sectors of the Basin of Mexico, all of which are threatened to some degree, contribute to a broader understanding of the kinds of communities that anticipated increased complexity in social, economic and political spheres that ultimately developed into early urban centers such as Cuicuilco and Teotihuacan. Excavations at San Gregorio Atlapulco, Tepexpan and Altica add new data to the ever-increasing picture of the range of adaptations to different environmental conditions and available resources in the Basin. While current data are still extremely fragmented, these new developments complement earlier studies such as those undertaken at Zohapilco (Niederberger), Terremote-Tlaltenco (Serra Puche) and Cuanalan (Manzanilla), thus filling in some of the gaps that will be increasingly more difficult to bridge as time passes.
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Early Subsistence and Settlement in the Basin of Mexico: Preceramic and Pre-Urban Indicators. Emily McClung De Tapia, Guillermo Acosta-Ochoa. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444711)
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Abstract Id(s): 20220