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Jose Luis Punzo Diaz- Looking from the South. A material Perspective on Prehispanic West-Northwestern Mexico and U.S. Southwest Connections

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST (Arizona)

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A great variety of archaeological artifacts have been located both in the Southwest of the USA and in the West and Northwest of Mexico that has shown an intense interaction between both zones. Turquoises,
metals, macaws are some of the examples of this.

In this talk, we will take a look from the Mesoamerican south to the interaction in the far southwest of the USA, through different moments in time and an enormous variety of archaeological sites.

Speaker

José Luis Ponzo Díaz obtained a PHD in archeology from the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico City. He’s a member of the National Research System (SNI) level 1 and a researcher in archeology for the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia since 2004. Over the last three decades, Jose Luis has conducted multiple archeology projects in Durango, Chihuahua and Michoacán México. He has been responsible for the museum in Paquimé, Chihuahua, archeological zones like the Ferrería in Durango, and Tzintzuntzan and Tingambato in Michoacán. His principal research lines are the relations between the US Southwest, and Mesoamerica, archaeometallurgy, and the west Mexico archeology. His research also studies the uses of drones, GIS, LiDAR, and digital applications for archeology. He resides in Morelia, Michoacán.

Suggested Readings

Punzo, J.L., 2019. Interregional Interaction of the Chalchihuite Culture in Northwest Mesoamerica during the Classic and Postclassic Periods. In: Englehardt, J., Carrasco, M. (Eds.), Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica. University Press of Colorado, Louisville, pp. 262–291.

Punzo, J.L., Villalpando, E., 2016. Paquimé: A Revision of Its Relations to the South and West. In: Minnis, P., Whalen, M. (Eds.), Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, p. 57.

Nelson, B., Villalpando, E., Punzo, J.L., Minnis, P., 2015. Prehispanic Northwest and Adjacent West Mexico, 12,000 B.C.- A.D. 1400: An Inter-Regional Perspective. Kiva J. Southwest. Anthropol. Hist. 81, 31–61.

Punzo, J.L., 2017. La conformación social en el septentrión mesoamericano durante el Clásico y el Epiclásico. In: Cárdenas, E. (Ed.), Migraciones e Interacciones En El Septentríon Mesoamericano. Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, pp. 221–238.


Details

Date:
February 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
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Organizer

Paul Minnis
Email:
minnis@ou.edu