Mike Ruggeri's Casas Grandes World Magazine

By Michael Ruggeri | The Aztlan world, Casas Grandes-Paquime, Mesoamerican-Southwest Connections, Mesoamerican-Southwest Trade, The Turquoise Road, the Mesoamerican Northern Frontier.

Datan en 2000 años de antigüedad, cabeza momificada de guacamaya hallada en cueva Avendaños, Chihuahua

El colorido plumaje de las guacamayas fue motivo de que esta ave ocupara un lugar relevante en el imaginario colectivo de las comunidades …

Research sheds new light on early turquoise mining in Southwest

Turquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little …

Prehistoric Native Americans farmed macaws in 'feather factories'

Birds were spiritual emblems in pueblos of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.<p>To ancient peoples of the American Southwest, a macaw’s …

Chaco’s Elites Were Natives of Chaco Canyon, Not Migrants, Their Remains Show

More than a century after the great sandstone monuments of New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon were first studied, archaeologists are finally learning about …

Mummified Bird, Baby Found in Cave Shed Light on Earliest Desert Farmers

Archaeologists called to investigate a cave on a rancher’s property have discovered an unusual burial that’s providing new insights into the ways of …

Strange Discovery Made in Mexican Cave, Including Mummified Macaw, Baby and Adult Remains

Archaeologists are accustomed to finding evidence of funeral practices around the world, but every once in a while, something they find surprises …

Dating the Macaws

Macaw Feathers and Copper Bell on Display at Chaco Visitor Center MuseumOne of the most exciting recent developments in the study of Chaco Canyon is …

The Utah Chocolate Story

Cacao pods growing on the plant, Theobroma cacao. Eco Chocolate Museum, Yucatán Peninsula. Photo: Enrique Pérez Huerta<p>Chocolate, a product of the …

First Evidence of Corn Beer in Southwest Discovered on Teeth From Ancient Burials

The last meals of men and women buried centuries ago in the ancient city of Casas Grandes were dominated by corn, new research has found — from …

MIKE RUGGERI'S AZTLAN WORLD

Cocoa, Caffeinated ‘Black Drink’ Were Widespread in Pre-Contact Southwest, Study Finds

Stimulating drinks made from exotic plants, like the cocoa tree and a type of southern holly, were consumed much more widely across the prehistoric …

Bone analysis reveals violent history of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica

(Phys.org)—A pair of archeologists with Arizona State University has found evidence of different types of bone treatment among people that lived at …

Anthropology

Distant Connections

The hunting and gathering peoples who populated the South Texas Plains throughout prehistory left no ruins like those of the settled farmers of …

Mesoamerican ‘Fool’s Gold’ Mirrors Found in Arizona Reveal Ties to Ancient Mexico

Archaeologists exploring the ties between ancient cultures in the Southwestern U.S. and central Mexico have turned their attention to some unusual …

Massive Turquoise Trade Network of Ancient Pueblos Revealed

About a millennium ago, the ancestral Pueblo Indians in the Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico obtained their precious turquoise using a large …

Archaeology

Casas Grandes

This article is about the pre-Columbian archaeological zone and site. For the modern-day Mexican municipality where the site is located, see Casas …

The mysteries of Paquime

<b>Strange "T'-shaped doorways, which occur in adobe ruins across the desert Southwest. The function has never been satisfactorily explained. Did they</b> …

Arizona History

<b>Arizona History</b><p>25,000 years ago..or more, indigenous people traveled north through South America, Central America and Mexico into the fertile …

How Big Was Paquimé? (Text)

Among the scholars who have examined Di Peso's model of Paquimé, a common reaction is to eliminate the east half of the site. As Stephen Lekson …

Paquime – Casas Grandes - The Great Puebloan Abandonments

Paquime arose from misty beginnings, probably sometime during the second half of the first millennium. Much like the Mogollon to the north and east, …

Introduction<p><i>Paquimé</i> (Casa<i>s</i> Grande<i>s</i>), in Chihuahua, not to be confused with Casa Grande (in Coolidge, AZ)<p>Seems to be the center of a regional system …

Pueblo Religion and the Mesoamerican Connection

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Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes

Paquimé, Casas Grandes, which reached its apogee in the 14th and 15th centuries, played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the …

Native Americans Trails

"In the New World," said Carl Sauer in his 1932 monograph The Road to Cibola, "the routes of great explorations usually have become historic highways …