Revisiting the Mesoamerican Materials from Paquimé

Author(s): José Luis Punzo Díaz; Ben Nelson

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.

Beginning with the first investigations in Paquimé, one of the most important issues that archaeologists have identified was the site’s apparently intimate relationship with Mesoamerica. This idea is supported by relatively abundant copper objects, as well as ceramic remains from southern sites and other items such as parrots, macaws, and possibly cacao. In this paper we will present the materials found in Paquimé with a southern provenience, analyzing and contextualizing them as to possible places of origin and time frames, in order to better quantify and orientate the Mesoamerican presence in Paquimé.

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Revisiting the Mesoamerican Materials from Paquimé. José Luis Punzo Díaz, Ben Nelson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451070)

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Abstract Id(s): 23000