Amerind Museum Presents: Unravelling the Transition from Pithouses to Paquimé in Northern Mexico


Oct 13 2018 - 1:00pm

with Dr. Michael T. Searcy, Brigham Young University

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

Amerind Museum 2100 N. Amerind Rd. Dragoon, AZ 85609   520-586-3666

The nature of social and political transition in the Casas Grandes region in Chihuahua sometime in the thirteenth century A.D. continues to be debated. At the heart of this debate is the question of how and why did pithouse-dwelling people of the Viejo period (A.D. 700-1200) change their institutional forms, resulting in the centralized town and government of Paquimé? Current theories about this transition include major migrations, population growth, and the adoption of foreign religions or ideologies. Michael Searcy is an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University. Dr. Searcy has been investigating ancient cultures in the US Southwest and northern Mexico for the last decade.

Free with regular Museum admission. This talk is supported by the Arizona Humanities.

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