Archaeology of Northwest Mexico:
A Review

David Phillips

Special Section: Traditional Farming near Yécora.

The following photographs show traditional farming in the foothills of southern Sonora (southern Zone 2), near Yécora, in the 1970s. Copyright and other information can be found at the end of the web page.

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Hillside swidden fields near Yécora. Left: field on far slope. Right: close-up of newly cleared field. Note brush fence to keep out livestock. Photos by D. Phillips. Maxwell Museum Cat. Nos. 2007.80.38 (left), 2007.80.40(right).

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Plowing a field in a narrow valley bottom. Note the live stream in the lower left of the photo. Swidden fields (in various stages of regeneration) are evident on the slope above the plowed field. Photo by D. Phillips. Maxwell Museum Cat. No. 2007.80.44.

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A plowed valley bottom, showing the rocks left in the field. Photo by D. Phillips. Maxwell Museum Cat. No. 2007.80.45.

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All photographs on this page copyright © Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. High-resolution versons of these photographs may be ordered from the Maxwell Museum's photo archives. Please make note of the catalogue numbers. For more information please visit the photo archives web page

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