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dc.contributor.author Ross, Stanley H. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-04T22:15:14Z en
dc.date.available 2012-12-04T22:15:14Z en
dc.date.issued 1967 en
dc.identifier.citation The California Geographer 8: 9-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.2/2297 en
dc.description There are many indications that cultural traits, both material and non-material, were introduced into the American Southwest during prehistoric times. As these items coincide rather remarkably with traits found in Mexico, group lines of movement or trade routes are presumed to have existed during the prehistoric. This paper presents a tentative assessment of these early routes. In analyzing this question, three general possibilities will be investigated. The first is the West Coast Route, following the Gulf of California coastal lowlands into Sonora, then turning due north with the grain of the topography to enter what is now southeastern Arizona. The second possibility is to follow the grain of the topography within the Sierra Madre Occidental all the way into southeastern Arizona, following the north-south sections of the stream valleys. The last possibility is the route at the eastern base of the Sierra Madre Occidental, coinciding with the western margins of the interior basins. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher California Council of Geography Teachers en
dc.subject Geography, Historical--Maps en
dc.subject Historical geography--California en
dc.subject Mesoamerican studies en
dc.title Prehistoric trade routes between Mesoamerica and the American Southwest: a tentative assessment en
dc.type Article en


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