Building Community Ties Using Archaeology in Tlajinga, Teotihuacan


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Teotihuacan is an ancient city located in Mexico that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It was the largest city in the Americas during its peak between 100-550 CE and its significance as an early, cosmopolitan center has been demonstrated over decades of continuous study. The Proyecto Arqueológico Tlajinga Teotihuacan (PATT) began in 2012 and has focused primarily on better understanding household and neighborhood organization in a southern district of the city. Two excavation seasons plus four seasons of remote sensing have been completed, along with ongoing artifact analysis. An important facet of the project involves working closely with members of the contemporary community of San Pedro Tlajinga, as contemporary constructions impact this southern sector of the ancient city. Through an initiative of community-based archaeology, we seek to broadly disseminate results of the project and highlight the significance of local archaeological remains while strengthening ties with community members. In this poster, we outline ongoing efforts at promoting awareness of the archaeological value of the area and mitigating concerns of local stakeholders through community-engaged research and evaluation of conservation and dissemination strategies.

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Building Community Ties Using Archaeology in Tlajinga, Teotihuacan. Daniela Hernandez Sarinana, David Carballo. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450161)

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 18.48 ; max long: -94.087; max lat: 23.161 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 23796