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Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 14th-15th c.
Date of Inscription: 1998
Location: North America, Mexico, Municipality of Casas Grandes, State of Chihuahua
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Other languages: German, Nahuatl
Description: Paquimé, Casas Grandes, which experienced its peak in the 14th and 15th centuries, held a crucial role within the trade and cultural contacts of the south-western United States Pueblo culture with northern Mexico and Mesoamerica’s more advanced civilizations. The site holds a vast collection of remains, only a portion of which have so far been excavated; these remnants testify to the strength of a culture which was in its time flawlessly adapted to its physical and economic environment, but which abruptly vanished in the course of the Spanish Conquest. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Casas Grandes (Great Houses), a small village in Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua, situated on the Casas Grandes or San Miguel river, about 35 m. S. of Janos and 150 m. N.W. of the city of Chihuahua. The community is centered in a wide, fertile valley long inhabited by indigenous people. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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