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Paquime (Casas Grandes),Gran Chichimeca Culture, Northern Chihuahua State, Mexico

Data for this model from Charles Di Peso, Casas Grandes, A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca, vols. 4&5, 1974, Dragoon, Arizona: Amerind Foundation and Northland Press

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Of all the ancient Southwest Pueblos, T-shaped doors are most numerous in Paquime. The Pueblo also contains extraordinary public ceremonial architecture unique in the known ancient Puebloan world. Above right shows a courtyard in the ruin with macaw pens, the openings all plugged with characteristic stones.

 

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