Assemblages and Power in the Casas Grandes Region.

Author(s): Jerimy Cunningham

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "25 Years in the Casas Grandes Region: Celebrating Mexico–U.S. Collaboration in the Gran Chichimeca" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Archaeologists working in the Casas Grandes region generally acknowledge that sites such as Paquimé reflect a social system defined by systemic inequality. Yet, to date little work has been done to document exactly what "inequality" likely meant for people living in the region during the late Medio Period. In this paper, I draw on historical materialist approaches in exploitation and recent posthumanist understandings of how assemblages of humans and their objects create potentials for social transformation to offer a perspective on Casas Grandes sociocultural evolution. In particular, my focus is to explore variations between the regional system centred at Paquimé and sites in the south such as La Raspadura and Ciénega el Apache.

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Assemblages and Power in the Casas Grandes Region.. Jerimy Cunningham. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451064)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.094; min lat: 22.553 ; max long: -96.57; max lat: 26.785 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 24650