DISCOVERING PAQUIME

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Discovering Paquim

Author : Paul E. Minnis
ISBN : 9780816534012
Genre : History
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"This book was written and illustrated for a general audience as a companion volume to Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World (University of Arizona Press, 2015), and features the same list of contributing authors. The chapters have been rewritten for lay readers interested in the Casas Grandes site and area. From the introduction: "Each section of this book summarizes recent research that expands our understanding and appreciation of Paquimé, its region, and its role in the prehistory of the SW/NW. A more detailed technical volume, Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World, is for those who want to read further. These two publications follow in the path-breaking organization of the eight-volume JCGE report, Casas Grandes: A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca. Like the first three volumes of the JCGE report, this book is an easily accessible summary. The last five volumes of the JCGE report provide more detailed documentation and tabular summaries of data, a tradition we emulate in Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Ancient Paquim And The Casas Grandes World

Author : Paul E. Minnis
ISBN : 9780816502202
Genre : Social Science
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Paquimé, the great multistoried pre-Hispanic settlement also known as Casas Grandes, was the center of an ancient region with hundreds of related neighbors. It also participated in massive networks that stretched their fingers through northwestern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Paquimé is widely considered one of the most important and influential communities in ancient northern Mexico and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World, edited by Paul E. Minnis and Michael E. Whalen, summarizes the four decades of research since the Amerind Foundation and Charles Di Peso published the results of the Joint Casas Grandes Expeditions in 1974. The Joint Casas Grandes Expedition revealed the extraordinary nature of this site: monumental architecture, massive ball courts, ritual mounds, over a ton of shell artifacts, hundreds of skeletons of multicolored macaws and their pens, copper from west Mexico, and rich political and religious life with Mesoamerican-related images and rituals. Paquimé was not one sole community but was surrounded by hundreds of outlying villages in the region, indicating a zone that sustained thousands of inhabitants and influenced groups much farther afield. In celebration of the Amerind Foundation’s seventieth anniversary, sixteen scholars with direct and substantial experience in Casas Grandes archaeology present nine chapters covering its economy, chronology, history, religion, regional organization, and importance. The two final chapters examine Paquimé in broader geographic perspectives. This volume sheds new light on Casas Grandes/Paquimé, a great town well-adapted to its physical and economic environment that disappeared just before Spanish contact.
Category: Social Science

Secrets Of Casas Grandes

Author : Melissa S. Powell
ISBN : UCSC:32106018764560
Genre : Art
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This catalogue -- published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture -- explores the acclaimed ceramic traditions of the largest pre-Columbian civilisation in northern Mexico. Casas Grandes, located in present-day Chihuahua, was a major regional centre during the thirteen and fourteenth centuries that blended elements of the Pueblo culture to the north and Mesoamerican civilisations to the south. Leading archaeologists discuss the geometric polychrome vessels, representational pots, and effigy pots that display a spectacular ceramic artistry, and give rare insight into an ancient culture just beginning to receive its archaeological due.
Category: Art

Mexican Life

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ISBN : MINN:31951001914884O
Genre : Mexico
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Category: Mexico

One Hundred One Beautiful Small Towns In Mexico

Author : Guillermo Garcia-Oropeza
ISBN : UCSC:32106019598603
Genre : Travel
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Features lavish photographic tours of Mexico's coastal hamlets, terra-cotta villages, and hilltop towns, in a guide for both armchair travelers and serious tourists that provides detailed local histories, cultural must-sees, and insight into the influences of Mayan folklore and religious traditions.
Category: Travel

The Chaco Meridian

Author : Stephen H. Lekson
ISBN : 0761991808
Genre : Social Science
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Describes ruins and their political and economic meaning
Category: Social Science

Expedition

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ISBN : UOM:39015032246137
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology

A History Of The Ancient Southwest

Author : Stephen H. Lekson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124167052
Genre : History
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According to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past. While many works would have us believe that nothing much ever happened in the ancient Southwest, this book argues that the region experienced rises and falls, kings and commoners, war and peace, triumphs and failures. In this view, Chaco Canyon was a geopolitical reaction to the "Colonial Period" Hohokam expansion and the Hohokam "Classic Period" was the product of refugee Chacoan nobles, chased off the Colorado Plateau by angry farmers. Far to the south, Casas Grandes was a failed attempt to create a Mesoamerican state, and modern Pueblo people--with societies so different from those at Chaco and Casas Grandes--deliberately rejected these monumental, hierarchical episodes of their past. From the publisher: The second printing of A History of the Ancient Southwest has corrected the errors noted below. SAR Press regrets an error on Page 72, paragraph 4 (also Page 275, note 2) regarding "absolute dates." "50,000 dates" was incorrectly published as "half a million dates." Also P. 125, lines 13-14: "Between 21,000 and 27,000 people lived there" should read "Between 2,100 and 2,700 people lived there."
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The Ancient Past Of Mexico

Author : Alma M. Reed
ISBN : UVA:X000211097
Genre : Indians of Mexico
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Descriptions of the art and architecture of pre-conquest civilizations based on the latest archaeological research. Profusely illustrated.
Category: Indians of Mexico