University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Christian E. Downum

Southwestern Archaeology

Past, Present, and Future

By: Christian E. Downum

When the U.S. ended its war with Mexico, it gained a vast new western territory that included most of the region we now define as the Southwest. Neither the American public at large nor the U.S. government had a precise understand¬≠ing of what they had rather suddenly acquired. What were the natural trea¬≠sures and economic […]