Presenter: Jeff Romney
The ruins of Paquimé (or Casas Grandes) are located in the Municipality of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. This ancient pre-Columbian city reached its height between 1200 AD – 1450 AD and played a role in trade and cultural contacts between the peoples of the American Southwest and northern Mexico and some of the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica. Jeff Romney will give a presentation that will focus on Paquimé as a ceremonial and trade center within the Casas Grandes Region. The discussion will also include the cliff dwelling sites at Cuesta Blanca, Cave Valley, and Cuarenta Casas and the petroglyph sites at Anchondo, Arroyo de los Monos, and others to give some greater context in understanding the Casas Grandes Culture.