credit David Archuleta
davidarchie The places you’ll go. Special times spent with special people to begin an exciting new year! #paquime #Mexico#2017
David is in Mexico and his tweet has me so excited that he is looking forward to an exciting new year! Trying hard not to read more into it lol What an interesting place he’s visiting. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.
Casas Grandes (Spanish for Great Houses; also known as Paquimé) is a prehistoric archaeological site in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Construction of the site is attributed to the Mogollon culture. Casas Grandes has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is under the purview of INAH.
Casas Grandes is one of the largest and most complex Mogollon culture sites in the region. Settlement began after 1130 CE, and would see the larger buildings developed into multi-storied dwellings after 1350 CE. The community was abandoned approximately 1450 CE. Cases Grandes is regarded as one of the most significant Mogollon archaeological zones in the northwestern Mexico region, linking it to other sites in Arizona and New Mexico in the United States, and exhibiting the expanse of the Mogollon sphere of influence.
Casas Grandes complex is located in a wide, fertile valley on the Casas Grandes or San Miguel River, 35 miles (56 km) south of Janos and 150 miles (240 km) northwest of the state capital, the city of Chihuahua. The settlement relied on irrigation to support its agriculture.
Very interesting place. Wonder how David finds out about these places but so happy is taking some time for himself. Here’s a video of Paquime