“This volume will be a standard reference used by students and scholars for years to come.”David Kirkpatrick, Human Systems Research, Las Cruces
"Schaafsma is the right person to pull this material together because of his important early work in the upper Chama Valley, which defined the Piedra Lumbre phase, and because of his extensive knowledge of the ethnohistorical (Spanish) literature."Robert Preucel, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
“There is much valuable informational here. A valuable contribution to the archaeological literature on Casas Grandes, northern Mexico, and the southern U.S. southwest. Includes useful syntheses and presentation of new data.”American Antiquity
“A marvelous antidote to our lack of understanding of the crucial importance of the Casas Grandes culture center as an intermediary between the Anasazi centers of the American Southwest and northern Mexico cultures.”The Telluride Watch
“Essential addition to collections in the archeology of the region.”CHOICE
“A major contribution in that it presents much new data that will provide scholars with many research questions for years to come.”The Albuquerque Archeological Society
“Necessary reading for those interested in learning about Casas Grandes as well as for those who wish to prepare themselves before visiting the site.”Colonial Latin American Historical Review
“An important contribution to the current redefinition of Paquime studies in international scholarly thought.”Latin American Antiquity