By Barbara Voorhies

ISBN-10: 1938770021

ISBN-13: 9781938770029

Tlacuachero is the location of an Archaic-period shellmound situated within the wetlands of the outer coast of southwest Mexico. This booklet provides investigations of numerous flooring which are in the site's shell deposits that shaped over a 600-800 yr period through the Archaic interval (ca. 8000-2000 BCE), a very important timespan in Mesoamerican prehistory while humans have been transitioning from fullblown dependency on wild assets to using domesticated vegetation. The flooring are actually deeply buried in an constrained quarter less than the summit of the shellmound. The authors discover what actions have been conducted on their surfaces, discussing the flooring’ styles of cultural positive aspects, sediment colour, density and kinds of embedded microrefuse and phytoliths, in addition to chemical signatures of natural is still.

The experiences performed at Tlacuachero are in particular major in gentle of the truth that data-rich lowland websites from the Archaic interval are terribly infrequent; the wealth of knowledge gleaned from the flooring of the Tlacuachero shellmound can now be largely appreciated.

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