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Archaeologists are slowly peeling back the mysteries surrounding the Casas Grandes culture of Mexico, although most of that work has focused on the principal site of Paquimé and its immediate vicinity. In this volume, Jane Kelley and her colleagues probe the southern edge of the Casas Grandes culture area—an area little explored by archaeologists until now. The book provides the first solid foundation for research on prehistoric west-central Chihuahua. Readers will find descriptions of the southern branch of the pottery-making, village-dwelling farmers of the Casas Grandes culture and learn that, as Paquimé became the most complex site in the region, the southern Casas Grandes people mostly held back from the “Paquimé revolution.” The studies presented here confer a more nuanced understanding of the tremendous diversity within one of the region’s great prehistoric cultures, an area that extends unbroken from deep in Mexico north to central Utah. 
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Introduction to the Proyecto Arqueológico Chihuahua
  2. Jane Holden Kelley
  3. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. The Setting
  2. Richard D. Garvin, Jane Holden Kelley
  3. pp. 12-28
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  1. 3. The Viejo Period
  2. Jane Holden Kelley
  3. pp. 29-53
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  1. 4. Medio Period Sites in the Southern Zone
  2. Jane Holden Kelley, David A. Phillips Jr.
  3. pp. 54-80
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  1. 5. Ancient Plant Use in West-Central Chihuahua
  2. Karen R. Adams
  3. pp. 81-98
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  1. 6. Pottery Studies
  2. Jane Holden Kelley, Karin Burd Larkin
  3. pp. 99-119
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  1. 7. Geochemistry and Provenance of Archaeological Ceramics from West-Central Chihuahua, Mexico
  2. Philip W. Fralick, Pete Hollings, Joe D. Stewart
  3. pp. 120-142
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  1. 8. Central Chihuahua and the Southern Limits of the Casas Grandes Culture Area
  2. A. C. MacWilliams
  3. pp. 143-152
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  1. 9. The Villa Ahumada Region
  2. Rafael Cruz Antillón, Timothy D. Maxwell
  3. pp. 153-165
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  1. 10. Thoughts on the Southern Zone
  2. Jane Holden Kelley, Joe D. Stewart, Richard D. Garvin, David A. Phillips Jr.
  3. pp. 166-175
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  1. 11. How Paquimé Went from Trading Center to Shrine
  2. Jane Holden Kelley
  3. pp. 176-192
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  1. References
  2. pp. 193-218
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 219-220
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 221-234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607815730
Print ISBN
9781607815723
MARC Record
OCLC
988087473
Pages
250
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-06
Language
English
Open Access
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