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Enduring Borderlands Traditions: Trincheras Sites in Time, Space, and Society

January 9-10, 2002

Suzanne K. Fish, Paul R. Fish, and Elisa Villalpando, Chairs
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Seminar Participants

  • Christian E. Downum, Northern Arizona University
  • Paul R. Fish, University of Arizona
  • Suzanne K. Fish, University of Arizona
  • Robert J. Hard, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Stephen A. Kowalewski, University of Georgia
  • Randall H. McGuire, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • Ben A. Nelson, Arizona State University
  • John R. Roney, Bureau of Land Management
  • Elisa Villalpando, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Centro Sonora
  • Henry D. Wallace, Desert Archaeology, Inc.
  • David R. Wilcox, Museum of Northern Arizona

Seminar Abstract

Bringing together scholars from the United States and Mexico, this seminar focused on one of the more interesting archaeological expressions on the borderlands—the large terraced hill slopes called “trincheras” that date all the way back to the first century B.C. Participants met to discuss their research, with paper topics including Cerros de Trincheras of Western Chihuahua: Site Function and Early Agriculture, Tomamoc Hill in the Context of Early Ceramic Occupations of the Tucson Basin, New Insights on Arizona’s Hilltop Villages, Settlement Patterns and Landscapes of Trincheras Heartlands, The Evolution of Hilltop Settlement Systems in West-Central Arizona, with Comparisons to the South, Cerro de Trincheras: Excavations at the Center of the Trincheras Tradition, Hilltop Ceremonial Centers in Zacatecas, Mexico, and A Mesoamerican Perspective on Hilltop Sites.

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