Envisioning Natural and Built Environments as Sacred Landscapes in Prehistoric Casas Grandes, Mexico
This is an abstract from the "Sacred Southwestern Landscapes: Archaeologies of Religious Ecology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
We develop a hypothesized cosmography in an attempt to evaluate the sacred landscapes of the Casas Grandes cultural tradition of northern Mexico. This analysis includes attention to the relationships among archaeological features and aspects of natural geography in the Casas Grandes region. We draw on previous research regarding hilltop sites, architectural features, settlement patterns, and astronomical alignments noted at Paquimé, to envision how the Casas Grandes people mapped their landscape on both the built and unbuilt environments.
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Envisioning Natural and Built Environments as Sacred Landscapes in Prehistoric Casas Grandes, Mexico. Michael Searcy, Todd Pitezel, Steve Swanson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450401)
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Abstract Id(s): 26032