Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes | UNESCO
Country
Mexico
Continent
North America
Location
Municipality of Casas Grandes, State of Chihuahua
30.3758° Lat, -107.9555° Lon
Code
560
Time Zone
America/Mexico_City, CDT -0500
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1998. Paquimé, Casas Grandes, which reached its apogee in the 14th and 15th centuries, played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the Pueblo culture of the south-western United States and northern Mexico and the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica. The extensive remains, only part of which have been excavated, are clear evidence of the vitality of a culture which was perfectly adapted to its physical and economic environment, but which suddenly vanished at the time of the Spanish Conquest.