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xiii Preface During the first decade of the Proyecto Arqueo­ lógico Chihuahua (PAC) I was an occasional volunteer member of the field crew. From 2008 to 2015, in response to Jane Kelley’s wish to provide detailed descriptive reports for the project, I edited and produced seven reports that are available online as part of the Maxwell Museum Technical Series. Despite the reports, theses, and other publi­ cations that grew out of the PAC, Jane felt the need for a book that would provide an overview and final statement for the project. When the effort stalled, I offered to help. Once Jane’s cancer returned, my role necessarily grew. In April 2016, as the book manuscript was about to enter production, Jane died. Richard D. Garvin, her codirector during the ­ project’s later years, had died unexpectedly three months­ earlier. Poor health kept Joe D. Stewart, Jane’s­ previous codirector, from playing a role in the final preparation of the book. Readers should remember that none of the PAC’s three ­ leaders was able to shape the final manuscript. In­ attempting to fill their shoes, I was fortunate to have the assistance of Rebecca Rauch and Jessica Booth at the University of Utah Press, as well as­ freelance editor Alexis Mills. I am also grateful for the guidance provided by the manuscript’s two outside ­ reviewers, Michael Foster and José Luis Punzo Díaz. Rafael Cruz Antillón prepared Figure 9.4; he and Timothy D. Maxwell prepared Figures 9.1–9.3. Richard D. Garvin prepared the illustrations in Chapter 2. Hugh Gibbins created Figures 1.2, 1.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.11, 4.13, 4.14, and 8.1. Mitchel Hendrickson took the photographs in Figure 6.12. Pete Hollings created the illustrations in Chapter 7. Karin Burd Larkin created Figures 6.1–6.11 and 6.13–6.17. A. C. MacWilliams created Figures 1.1, 3.1, and 8.2–8.5. J. M. Malliol created the GPR images in Figures 3.3 and 3.4. Loy C. Neff photographed the copper bell shown in Figure 4.16. Danny Zborover prepared the feature plans in Figures 3.6–3.8. The available copies of images were often low-­ resolution digi­ tal files, so I redrew Figures 1.1–1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.9, 4.3, 4.7, 4.8, 4.11, 4.12, 4.15, and 6.17. The remaining illustrations were prepared for the project at various times, but the names of the creators are unknown. Those names can no doubt be found among the many listed by Jane Kelley in the acknowledgments and introduction. I was fortunate to have the assistance of Rebecca Rauch, Jessica Booth, and Patrick Hadley at the University of Utah Press. — David A. Phillips Jr. June 22, 2016 ...