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Cerro La Juanaqueña (La Juanaqueña Hill)

Janos

Janos has more than 2 thousand archaeological sites in the first phase of the investigation, one of them is the Cerro La Juanaqueña, located in the northwest of Chihuahua.

This site was raised about 3000 BP on the summit and slopes of the hill, has more than 400 terraces that occupy an area of eight hectares (19 acres) that cover more than eight kilometers (5 miles) of walls, in addition to including more than 100 rock circles.

The terraces or trenches are constructions that served to level the slope of a piece of land, they are regularly built on the slopes of the hills. These were used for different activities such as agriculture, water collection, or as a defense.

According to researchers, the area belongs to the late archaic period, between 1350 and 1150 B.C. It is known that hunting was an important activity for subsistence since there were large quantities of animal remains such as rabbits, hares, deer, and rodents.

Janos has more than 2 thousand archaeological sites in the first phase of the investigation, one of them is the Cerro La Juanaqueña, located in the northwest of Chihuahua.

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This site was raised about 3000 BP on the summit and slopes of the hill, has more than 400 terraces that occupy an area of eight hectares (19 acres) that cover more than eight kilometers (5 miles) of walls, in addition to including more than 100 rock circles.

The terraces or trenches are constructions that served to level the slope of a piece of land, they are regularly built on the slopes of the hills. These were used for different activities such as agriculture, water collection, or as a defense.

According to researchers, the area belongs to the late archaic period, between 1350 and 1150 B.C. It is known that hunting was an important activity for subsistence since there were large quantities of animal remains such as rabbits, hares, deer, and rodents.

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