Pottery Bowl from Casas Grandes (Paquimé), Mexico

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James Blake Wiener
published on 18 July 2018
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This pottery bowl comes from Casas Grandes (also known as "Paquimé"), which is located in what's present-day Chihuahua, Mexico. It is made from clay and dates to c. 1250-1400 CE. Casas Grandes was one of the largest and most complex culture sites in the desert Southwest. The city played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the Pueblo cultures of the southwestern United States and the civilizations of Mesoamerica. Archaeologists believe Settlement began after 1130 CE, and the site was abandoned by c. 1450 CE. Casas Grandes is renown for its distinctive pottery style. In 1998, the archaeological zone of Casas Grandes became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.


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Wiener, J. B. (2018, July 18). Pottery Bowl from Casas Grandes (Paquimé), Mexico. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9056/pottery-bowl-from-casas-grandes-paquime-mexico/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Pottery Bowl from Casas Grandes (Paquimé), Mexico." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9056/pottery-bowl-from-casas-grandes-paquime-mexico/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Pottery Bowl from Casas Grandes (Paquimé), Mexico." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2018. Web. 14 Jul 2024.