Collection Description

Tradition Name

Early Mesoamerican Archaic

Tradition Description

The Early Mesoamerican Archaic Tradition dates from 9600 to 7000 BP (7600 to 5000 BC) and is comprised of regionally variable sub-traditions. The tradition extends from northern Honduras through the Mexican border area of the southwestern United States. Seasonal transhumance was the norm, with occupation of both cave and open-air sites by family or small multifamily groups using stone and wood tools, basketry and netted fabrics in the pursuit of wild foods, supplemented to a small degree by incipient horticulture.

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Region

Middle America and the Caribbean --General Middle America and the Caribbean

Countries

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

United States

OWC Code

NY30

Number of Documents

45

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Number of Pages

670

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