Ancient Paquime and the Casas Grandes World

Author:   Paul E Minnis ,  Paul E Minnis ,  Michael E Whalen
Publisher:   University of Arizona Press
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9781322879932


Publication Date:   01 January 2015
Format:   Electronic book text
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Paquime, 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. Paquime is widely considered one of the most important and influential communities in ancient northern Mexico and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ancient Paquime 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. Paquime 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 Paquime in broader geographic perspectives. This volume sheds new light on Casas Grandes/Paquime, a great town well-adapted to its physical and economic environment that disappeared just before Spanish contact.

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Author:   Paul E Minnis ,  Paul E Minnis ,  Michael E Whalen
Publisher:   University of Arizona Press
Imprint:   University of Arizona Press
ISBN:  

9781322879932


ISBN 10:   1322879931
Publication Date:   01 January 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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