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Anthropologist and photographer Donatella Davanzo is a doc-toral student at the University of New Mexico who specializes in acequia cultures and systems as well as Southwestern Na-tive cultures and Route 66. She lives in Albuquerque.
Articles by Donatella Davanzo
How The Middle Eastern Irrigation Ditch Called Acequia Changed The American Southwest
Written by Gerald Zarr // Photography by Donatella Davanzo
When Spanish settlers came to America’s Southwest in the late 1500s, they brought a much older irrigation practice that both distributed water and organized communities: the
. Today, nearly 1,000 of them are still ﬂowing.
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