As I mentioned in passing while discussing the implications of the discovery of chocolate at Chaco for interpreting Mesoamerican influence on the Chaco system, most evidence seems to point to western Mexico as the source, or at least the conduit, for most of the Mesoamerican goods and ideas that ended up at Chaco. Given that, I’ve been thinking that I should study up more on the archaeology of western Mexico during the early Postclassic period, a subject about which I know very little.
And, lo and behold, here comes Mike Smith with a post on this exact subject, including some very helpful references. He’s mostly talking about recent Spanish translations of some classic early works, but my English is better than my Spanish so it’s really the citations of the originals that are of interest to me, along with the link to one of his own papers which is available on his website as a pdf. Thanks, Mike!