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Not so Far from Paquimé: Essays on the Archaeology of Chihuahua, Mexico
edited by Jane Holden Kelley and David A. Phillips
University of Utah Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-1-60781-572-3 | eISBN: 978-1-60781-573-0
Library of Congress Classification E99.C23N68 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.16

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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. 
 

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