Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Northwestern Valley of Mexico: The Zumpango Region

Jeffrey R. Parsons

This monograph presents data from a systematic regional archaeological survey carried out over an area of ca. 600 square kilometers during May through December 1973 by the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. Six principal occupational cycles are identified. Numerous photographs illustrate details of a landscape that has been radically altered by urban sprawl and commercial agriculture since the time of the fieldwork. Color plates illustrate pottery.

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See related book:
Archaeological Settlement Pattern Data from the Chalco, Xochimilco, Ixtapalapa, Texcoco and Zumpango Regions, Mexico. Technical Report 14. By Jeffrey R. Parsons, Keith W. Kintigh, and Susan A. Gregg.

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 2008

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 456

Price: $75

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-70-8

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951519-81-0

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs No. 45

Tables / Illustrations: 45 tables and 373 illustrations, including 56 color plates

Notes, Comments, Reviews:

“What the Parsons survey . . . observe[d] and record[ed] is an indispensable basis for any further work in or near the Zumpango region. . . . Included are numerous photos of sites . . . and abundant drawings of sherds and profiles. Fifty-six marvelous color plates of sherds are a high point of the book. They are good enough to show textures and are far more useful for comparative purposes than are most illustrations of ceramics.” J. of Anthropological Research, 2010