Los que viven donde sopla el verdadero viento: Bahía Tepoca, Sonora, Archaeology of the Coast in the Gulf of California
Author(s): César Villalobos
This is an abstract from the "Transcending Boundaries and Exploring Pasts: Current Archaeological Investigations of the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The archaeology of the middle coast of the Gulf of California offers an opportunity to document and investigate processes of human mobility that highlight a deep relationship between humans, sea and desert. The area defined as Bahía Tepoca confirms a cultural significance in this regard, especially for being one of the areas with access to the shore and the availability of natural resources off the shore and inland. This paper, throughout a regional analysis in which 74 archaeological sites were recently recorded, provides insights not only on cultural history, but also proposes a better understanding of the cultural processes that occurred in the past. As a whole, the actions reported here provide preliminary information on the cultural affiliation and temporality of the social groups that inhabited this region, particularly the Trincheras Culture and prehistoric Seri groups. The presence of diagnostic materials and radiocarbon dates, contributes to a better understanding of technologies, interaction and cultural mobility over time. In conclusion, it is argued that the shore sites represent a node of differential interaction between humans, sea and desert.
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Los que viven donde sopla el verdadero viento: Bahía Tepoca, Sonora, Archaeology of the Coast in the Gulf of California. César Villalobos. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451756)
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Abstract Id(s): 25043