Transportation To Paquime, Casas Grandes Bus Service, Mexico.
Paquime is also called Casas Grandes, similar to the nearby town of the same name, Nuevo Casas Grandes.  (Often Nueva Casas Grande)
Casas Grandes (Great Houses) is located 35 miles south of Janos and 150 northwest of Chihuahua.  This is an area about 100 miles south of the US Border.  
First class buses stop at the town of
Nuevo Casas Grandes and from there you can take a 70 pesos cab ride to Viejo Casas Grandes where the ruin and museum is located.  Local bus service also makes the trip from Nuevo Casas Grande to Viejo Casas Grande.
(The modern city is sometimes called Nueva Casas Grande)
In the mid 1300s  Paquime consisted of multi-story dwelling of adobe and stone, primarily sun baked adobe that had been built up by hand.  The influence from Mesoamerica to the south is evident in the pottery and in the vestiges of three Mesoamerican-style ball courts, one an  I-shaped court.   The ceramics illustrates southern Mexico's Pacific Coast influences and geometric designs common to Pueblo pottery found in the southwestern US.
Paquime manufactured ceramic trade goods that have been found in the southwestern United States as far north as Colorado.  They also manufactured copper bells, shell trade goods, and turquoise jewelry.

Researchers estimate that 2500 people once lived at Pequime before the settlement was abandoned in the 1400s about one hundred years before the Spanish arrived in Mexico. (1519)
Paquime Ruin Site, Chihuahua State has yielded pottery that shows influence from both the pueblo cultures of the southwest Rio Grande and the cultures to the south in Mesoamerica.
Pequime, commonly called  Casas Grandes, is located 150 miles north of the City of Chihuahua.   Pottery was traded from the 10th Century settlement of Paquime on the trade routes to the north and south.  
Paquime Ruin site Mexico is also called Casas Grandes after the multi story houses found by the first Spanish to visit the area.  The large settlement of adobe buildings was abandoned 100 years before the Spanish arrived.
The residents of Paquime raised birds in cages within the complex, possibly the scarlet Macaw and the domestic turkey.  The large settlement of adobe buildings was abandoned 100 years before the Spanish arrived.  Early Spanish settlers found multi-story houses still standing, thus the name Casas Grandes.
Paquime or Casas Grandes looked much like a New Mexico pueblo site during its building stages in the 14th Century as a model in the Paquime museum shows. Reach Paquime and its museum via first class bus from Chihuahua or Agua Prieta or Juarez to the city of Nuevo Casas Grandes.
Transportation To Paquime, Casas Grandes includes Bus Service from Chihuahua, Mexico, 150 miles to the south.  From the north Buses reach Nuevo Casas Grandes near Paquime Ruin  from Agua Prieta and Juarez.
Chihuahuenses Buses
Chihuahuenses Buses serve cities north of Mexico City and include
Futura Plus, a division of Estrella Blanca, shown here in North Central Mexico, stops in Nuevo Casas Grandes.
Chihuahuenses, A Luxury Division of Estrella Blanca reaches Nuevo Casas Grande from the north and south
North From Mexico City long-haul Chihuahuenses, Futura, and  Omnibus Coaches reach all of Northern Mexico.  These buses stop at Nuevo Casas Grandes .
Transportation To Paquime, Casas Grandes includes Bus Service from Chihuahua, Mexico, 150 miles to the south or 100 miles to the north from Agua Prieta and Juarez on the US border.
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