Northern Basin of Mexico Historical Ecology Project


This project examines the long term and continuous production of human landscapes in the northern Basin of Mexico. Building off of several long term and short term projects in this area, this project combines regional archaeological and environmental research with local-scale survey and excavation of communities, households, and water management features. This project examines how the landscape shaped and was shaped by the ways local communities confronted various political entities across time, from the collapse of the Teotihuacan state to Aztec and Spanish imperialism as well as the historical volatility of independence and nationalism. The project's approach to historical ecology does not simply seek to model human-environmental interactions as systems. Instead, this project attempts to connect the past with the present as an ongoing process between people and the tangible durability of the material world.

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Northern Basin of Mexico Historical Ecology Project. ( tDAR id: 372413) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8542Q0F

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  1. Prosperity, power, and change: Modeling maize at Postclassic Xaltocan, Mexico (2010)