Archaeological Survey in Delimited Units: The Altépetl of Ixmiquilpan in the Sixteenth Century
Author(s): Fernando Aguilar
This is an abstract from the "Regional and Intensive Site Survey: Case Studies from Mesoamerica" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Archaeological surveys at a regional scale have faced the dilemma of concordance between the archaeological sampling units, normally defined by physiographic elements of the landscape, and the use of significant components of the studied societies, for example, political units or symbolic landscapes. Research undertaken in the Valle del Mezquital has used the Macro and Semi-micro units, as were developed by Kent Flannery in the Valley of Oaxaca and by David Clark in Analytical Archaeology. Research has progressed in defining a Meso level por the sampling systems that we have developed from the ethnocategory of Altépetl, which integrates symbolic landscape and human occupation in a bounded geographic space. In this paper, we will present the accumulated knowledge for the Altépetl of Ixmiquilpan derived from archaeological surveys, excavation, documentary research in archives and ethnographic studies of the hñahñu population of the region.
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Archaeological Survey in Delimited Units: The Altépetl of Ixmiquilpan in the Sixteenth Century. Fernando Aguilar. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451305)
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Mesoamerica: Central Mexico
min long: -107.271; min lat: 18.48 ; max long: -94.087; max lat: 23.161 ;
Abstract Id(s): 23429