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Cerro Vidal

(You are looking straight down from the aircraft at a hilltop)

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Cerro Vidal is one of the large Late Archaic cerros de trincheras in western Chihuahua. The features shown in this photograph cover an area 300 meters by 160 meters in size. Detailed maps of this site and Cerro Juanaqueña have been prepared using a combination of terrestrial mapping and aerial photo interpretation. The aerial photographs taken by Baker Aerial Photography provided an overall perspective and allowed recognition of details which were not apparent to archeologists working on the ground.

-- John Roney