Archaeological Evidence of the Colonial Occupation in a House in Downtown Mexico City

Author(s): Lorena Medina Martínez

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The history that can be obtained through archaeology in large cities such as México City is difficult to recover due to constant occupation and transformation of the space. It is for this reason that urban archaeology plays a very important role in recovering, investigating, and protecting the material evidence left by past occupations that have been modified by the use and reuse of the land where they are located.

This paper analyzes the results of the excavation from the archaeological site in 24 Guatemala street in downtown México City carried out by the program of urban archaeology (PAU) of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). I will present a semblance of said works and an analysis and interpretation of the material remains to understand the occupations and chronology of the site that has been occupied since the sixteenth century by the first Spaniards colonizers to present time.



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Archaeological Evidence of the Colonial Occupation in a House in Downtown Mexico City. Lorena Medina Martínez. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449177)

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Temporal Keywords
Colonial Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 511