Mexico, U.S. military conducted archaelogical excavations, Chihuahua, in 1916

Posted on July 23, 2011 • Filed under: Archaeology, Mexico, United States

A group of 50 American soldiers came to Chihuahua in the Punitive Expedition against the Centaur of the North, conducted research in the San Joaquin Canyon

Found 13 pre-Hispanic sites, some of which were excavated, representing one of the first archaeological work in that entity.

On March 15, 1916 the U.S. Army came to Chihuahua with the order to search for Francisco Villa and punish him for armed attack on Columbus, New Mexico, USA; sites where the revolutionary established its first headquarters was the present town of San Joaquin, where for four months, 50 U.S. soldiers were 13 pre-Hispanic sites and conducted one of the first archaeological excavations in the state, “to relieve the monotony while they were ordered not to perform military movements.” Read Article

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