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Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Coastal Environment of the Marismas Nacionales : The Prehistoric Pacific

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Northwestern Mexico is a vast region that is geographically, culturally, and archaeologically diverse, and was previously thought to be a peripheral and simplistic hinterland to the high cultures of central and southern Mexico. The first concerted effort to explore its archaeology of the coast was in 1929, when it was found that the area was intensively occupied and that an array of complex and variable material culture was present and widespread, laying a foundation for future work in the region. Interest in the region was renewed in the mid-1950s. Seven consecutive summers of archaeological field investigations began in 1968. Eventually the Marismas Nacionales project evolved from a near-singular archaeological emphasis to the first large-scale multidisciplinary archaeological–geologic project on the northwest coast of Mexico and the first such project in northwest and west Mexico in general, and it has remained such to this day. Completed 40 years after the last Marismas Nacionales field season, this volume represents the first syntheses of the data generated by the project. Foster hopes that this volume will not only serve to provide baseline information on a little-studied portion of the northwest Mexican coast, but also serve as a point of inspiration for future work in the Marismas Nacionales, the northwest coast of Mexico, and west and northwest Mexico in general. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 496
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Mexico
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr
Author: Michael S. Foster
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2017
TCIN: 52501725
UPC: 9781607815617
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-3825
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