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The Secrets of Casas Grandes

Sprehn, Maria, Vanpool, Christine &. Todd

Published by Museum of New Mexico Press
ISBN 10: 0890134952 / ISBN 13: 9780890134955
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Title: The Secrets of Casas Grandes

Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press

Binding: Soft cover

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2006. First Edition. Paperback. Casas Grandes, located in present-day Chihuahua, was a major regional centre during the thirteen and fourteenth centuries that blended elements of the Pueblo culture to the north and Mesoamerican civilisations to the south. This work explores the acclaimed ceramic traditions of the largest pre-Columbian civilisation in northern Mexico. Editor(s): Powell, Melissa. Num Pages: 136 pages, 116 colour & 3 b/w illus, 2 maps. BIC Classification: 1KLCM; HDD; WFS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 255 x 229 x 10. Weight in Grams: 648. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780890134955

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Synopsis: This catalogue - published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - explores the acclaimed ceramic traditions of the largest pre-Columbian civilisation in northern Mexico. Casas Grandes, located in present-day Chihuahua, was a major regional centre during the thirteen and fourteenth centuries that blended elements of the Pueblo culture to the north and Mesoamerican civilisations to the south. Leading archaeologists discuss the geometric polychrome vessels, representational pots, and effigy pots that display a spectacular ceramic artistry, and give rare insight into an ancient culture just beginning to receive its archaeological due.

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This catalog explores the acclaimed ceramic traditions of the largest pre-Columbian civilization in northern Mexico. Casas Grandes, located in present-day Chihuahua, was a major regional center during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries that blended elements of the Pueblo culture to the north and Mesoamerican civilizations to the south. Leading archaeologists discuss the geometric polychrome vessels, representational pots, and effigy pots that display a spectacular ceramic artistry and give rare insight into an ancient culture just beginning to receive its archaeological due.

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