Casas Grandes: A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca


CASAS GRANDES, a three-volume set, is the fascinating narrative of the monumental excavation and research which have been accomplished by The Amerind Foundation over the past fifteen years. Dr. Charles Di Peso and his colleagues have proposed new and unique theories concerning the people of the Gran Chichimeca and the development, dissemination and decline of their cultures. This massive publication, documenting one of the most significant of archaeological investigations, will be a landmark of anthropological scholarship. Dr. Charles Di Peso holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona. His academic career includes degrees in geology from Beloit College and in foreign trade from the American Institute of Foreign Trade. His professional scope included work in diverse field projects before he became Archaeologist-in-Charge for The Amerind Foundation where he is now Director and member of its Board of Directors. In 1959 he was the recipient of the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Achievement in American Archaeology. He is listed in numerous "Who's Whos" of American men and women of science. He is credited with more than forty reviews and articles in scholarly journals and is the author of manuscripts of important and lasting value to the body of archaeological knowledge.

Volume 1: Preceramic - Viejo Periods (10,000 B.C. to A.D. 1060)

Volume 2: Medio Period (A.D. 1060 to A.D. 1340)

Volume 3: Tardio and Espanoles Periods (A.D. 1340 to A.D. 1821)

Reference Volumes 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 contain the detailed source material and basic scientific data upon which the evaluations and conclusions in the first three volumes are based.

Volume 4: Architecture and Dating Methods

Volume 5: Architecture

Volume 6: Ceramics and Shell

Volume 7: Stone and Metal

Volume 8: Stone and Metal Bone, Perishables, Commerce, Subsistence, and Burials

Cite this Record

Casas Grandes: A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca. ( tDAR id: 459211) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8459211

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.774; min lat: 24.798 ; max long: -100.767; max lat: 36.13 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Amerind Museum

Principal Investigator(s): Charles C. Di Peso

Prepared By(s): The Amerind Foundation, Inc.

Record Identifiers

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number(s): 74-82018

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