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An Agricultural Landscape on the Northern Mimbres Frontier, South-Central New Mexico, USA (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy Kulisheck. Sandra Arazi-Coambs. Jess Gisler. Kathi Turner. Christina Sinkovec.

The Cañada Alamosa is the northernmost frontier of the ancestral Pueblo Mimbres people of the U.S. Southwest. Intensive survey of a side canyon has defined a distinct agricultural landscape composed of small pueblos, farmsteads, field houses, shrines, and other features. Occupation was centered around alluvial fans located on the first terrace above the drainage, fed by runoff from upper terraces, rather than the floodwaters of the drainage bottom itself. While the Cañada Alamosa has significant...


The Applicability of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): A Case Study of Sourcing Ceramics in the Northern Mimbres Area (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Garrett Leitermann.

The use of Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) has been the primary technique for ceramic sourcing studies within archaeology for the last several decades. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an atomic emission spectroscopy technique that provides archaeologists with a time and cost effective alternative to NAA. LIBS has been used by the author on a large sample of corrugated sherds originating from two Classic Mimbres sites within the Gila National Forest of New Mexico in an attempt to...


Archaeological Investigations at the Elk Ridge Site, Mimbres Valley, New Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle Romero. Barbara Roth. Darrell Creel.

Recent excavations conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in conjunction with the Gila National Forest Service took place at the Elk Ridge Ruin, a large Classic period (AD 1000-1150) pueblo in the Mimbres River Valley, New Mexico. This project was done as part of mitigation efforts to protect the site from flood waters in an arroyo that cut through the western portion of the site. Excavations were done in three pueblo rooms that were positioned along the arroyo cut and were the most...


The Bioarchaeology of Social Order: Cooperation and Conflict among the Mimbres (AD 550-1300) (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn Baustian.

A comprehensive bioarchaeological assessment of Mimbres health, activity, and interpersonal violence was completed using data from a sample of 248 human burials from 17 Late Pithouse (AD 550-1000) and Pueblo (AD 1000-1300) sites in the Mimbres region. The findings presented here demonstrate broader patterns for interpretation of community experiences that have not been as well described in previous case studies from individual site samples. This larger sample of all available adult burials...


Chasing Tlaloc and Dragonflies in the Mimbres Valley: An Analysis of Ceramic Distribution and Style (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle Romero. Barbara Roth. Darrell Creel.

Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures were common design elements on Classic Mimbres ceramics. However, certain forms and motifs were more widely used than others. During the 2016 field season at the Elk Ridge Ruin, a bowl with a Tlaloc figure was recovered from a burned ramada area, and a sherd with a partial dragonfly was found in one of the pueblo rooms. While both of these figures were included on rock art panels, they were infrequent on ceramics. This paper examines the presence of...


Contextualizing the Differences Between Upper Gila and Mimbres River Valley Ceramic Design Elements (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia Gilman. Jakob Sedig. Darrell Creel.

This is an abstract from the "Local Development and Cross-Cultural Interaction in Pre-Hispanic Southwestern New Mexico and Southeastern Arizona" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This poster updates our previous research that examined similarities and differences between upper Gila Valley and Mimbres Valley painted ceramic designs. That work focused on the identification and quantification of stylistic elements and demonstrated that there are some...


Formative Settlements on the Pinaleno Mountains Bajada: Results of Phased Archaeological Treatment of Sites AZ CC:6:40 and AZ CC:6:43 (ASM) within the U.S. Highway 191 Right-of-Way between Mileposts 110.40 and 117.60 south of Safford, Graham County, Arizona (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David E. Purcell.

Data recovery at two prehistoric archaeological sites along U.S. Highway 191 south of Safford in Graham County, southeastern Arizona.


Hands-on Experience: NMSU Summer Fieldschool at Twin Pines Village in the Gila National Forest 2015 (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Fumiyasu Arakawa. Garrett Leitermann. Kailey Martinez. Austin Schwartz.

To develop a better partnership between academics and United States Forest Service, and disseminate the concept of stewardship to the public, the Gila National Forest and the Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University collaborated together at a fieldschool at the Twin Pines Village—a northern Mimbres settlement and the largest Mimbres phase site—for six weeks in 2015. The major goal of the project is to add our understanding of the cultural trajectory of the Twin Pines communities...


Mimbres Games, Gambling and Gods (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Steve Swanson.

This paper reviews the archaeological evidence for the presence of games played by the prehistoric inhabitants of the Mimbres region in the US Southwest/Northwest Mexico, emphasizing perishable materials recovered from cave/rock shelter deposits and iconic imagery present on Mimbres ceramic vessels. He compares the archaeological evidence with ethnographic information for gaming and gaming-related activities among Western Puebloan groups. Gaming and gambling among the ethnohistoric Hopi, Zuni...


Mimbres Geometric Designs (2020)
DATASET Michelle Hegmon. Sarah Striker.

Supplementary data for "The Social Significance of Mimbres Painted Pottery in the US Southwest" Coding sheet for this spreadsheet is found at https://core.tdar.org/document/455457/mimbres-geometric-designs-coding-sheet


Mimbres Geometric Designs Coding Sheet (2020)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michelle Hegmon. Sarah Striker.

Coding sheet describing Mimbres Geometric Designs https://core.tdar.org/dataset/455456/mimbres-geometric-designs


Mimbres Periphery Study
PROJECT Robert Stokes.

The Mimbres Periphery Study focuses on Mimbres Mogollon adaptations and settlement in areas outside of the main Mimbres River Valley in Southwestern New Mexico. It was initiated by Robert J. Stokes in 1995 as a Ph.D. graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, and includes survey and excavation projects.


Mimbres Structure and Profile (2020)
DATASET Michelle Hegmon.

Supplementary data for Hegmon et al. The Social Significance of Mimbres Painted Pottery in the US Southwest. The coding sheet for this spreadsheet is found at https://core.tdar.org/document/455459/mimbres-structure-and-profile-coding-sheet


Mimbres Structure and Profile Coding Sheet (2020)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michelle Hegmon.

Coding sheet for Mimbres Structure and Profile spreadsheet found at https://core.tdar.org/dataset/455458/mimbres-structure-and-profile


Population Changes and Intraregional Variability in the Mimbres Region of Southwest New Mexico, A.D. 1000-1450 (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Karen Schollmeyer. Matthew Peeples.

Population estimates are the foundation for many current interpretations of social changes, human demands on resources, and land use patterns in the Mimbres region over time. Population estimates for the area currently rely on either local datasets for specific subregions, or regional data from the early 1980s. This poster presents updated population estimates for the Upper Gila, Mimbres Valley, and Eastern Mimbres areas between AD 1000 and 1450. A large regional database allows us to examine...


The presence and potential representation of turquoise at the Mimbres Site of Galaz (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Will Russell. Sarah Klassen. Katherine Salazar.

Turquoise, both the mineral and the color, are inexorably linked to contemporary ideas of the indigenous Southwest. Without doubt, the importance of turquoise extends back into prehispanic times, although we know relatively little about its cultural significance. The mineral turquoise may also have been represented in a more abstract way; J.J. Brody and Stephen Plog have suggested that Chacoan contemporaries of the Mimbres tradition may have used hachured elements on pottery to represent the...


Projectile Point Temporal Trends During the Mimbres Georgetown Phase (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Turnbow.

Past excavations of Mimbres Georgetown phase occupations at the Diablo Village and Cuchillo sites produced assemblages critical to the refinement of the Mimbres projectile point chronology. Derived from structures and tightly dated contexts ranging between the late AD 500s and the 600s, these assemblages reveal evidence of diachronic technological and morphological changes not clearly represented in currently established Mimbres typologies. Of particular interest, a new arrow type called the...


A Resurgence of Pothunting and Bulldozing Mimbres Sites on Private and Federal Lands in Southwestern New Mexico (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert Stokes.

Much to the dismay of the archaeological community, a resurgence of pothunting is occurring across southwestern New Mexico on private and federal lands. The scale of pothunting ranges from shovel probes to bulldozing. Federal and state laws enacted since 1989 served to slow pothunting, especially the destruction caused by bulldozers, but the pendulum is now swinging back towards increased activity. Recent examples of these activities will be discussed and possible reasons for this resurgence...


Salvage Excavation: NMSU Summer Field Project at the South Diamond Creek Pueblo in the Northern Mimbres Region (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Fumiyasu Arakawa. Trevor Lea.

New Mexico State University (NMSU) anthropology students spent the summer of 2016 getting to know a bit more about the Mimbres people who lived more than 1,000 years ago, and along the way helped preserve their history. Eight NMSU students joined community volunteers for four weeks to explore and excavate areas of the South Diamond Creek Pueblo (SDCP) in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. The project had three major goals: 1) to contribute to our understanding of cultural trajectories in the...


Self-Referentiality on Mimbres Painted Bowls (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Finegold.

Drawing on George Kubler's theoretical treatise, The Shape of Time, as well as more recent epistemological reflections by art historians such as Georges Didi-Huberman and Alexander Nagel and Christopher Wood, this paper explores the potential for objects to contribute to their own interpretation. The imagery painted on Mimbres vessels often playfully responds to or incorporates their hemispherical shape. There are also instances where the imagery seems to resonate with the holes that were...


Social Diversity and Public Interaction Space in Classic and Postclassic Mimbres (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Rebecca Harkness.

In the Mimbres region of the US Southwest there is a substantial increase in the diversity of ceramic wares between the Classic (AD 1000-1130) to the Postclassic (AD 1250-1450) periods. As an increase in ceramic diversity could indicate the presence of a more diverse community, it is possible that Postclassic settlements would experience greater challenges in creating and maintaining social relationships within a settlement. Weissner (1983) suggests that people’s sense of predictability of...


The Social Significance of Mimbres Painted Pottery in the U.S. Southwest
PROJECT Michelle Hegmon.

Supporting data for "The Social Significance of Mimbres Painted Pottery in the U.S. Southwest" by Michelle Hegmon, Will G. Russel, Kendall Baller, Matthew A. Peeples, and Sarah Striker. (2021) American Antiquity 86(1):23-42. doi:10.1017/aaq.2020.63 All of the data for this article are derived from the Mimbres Pottery Images Digital Database (MimPIDD) at https://core.tdar.org/collection/22070/mimbres-pottery-images-digital-database-with-search. Data for specific analyses are compiled in...


Tracing Lineages and Regional Interaction in the Upper Mimbres Valley: Preliminary Bioarchaeological Indicators at the Elk Ridge Site (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn Baustian. Danielle M. Romero. Barbara Roth. Darrell Creel.

Three seasons of excavation at the Elk Ridge site in the Upper Mimbres Valley suggest close familial social structures within this Classic period community. As a part of this preservation project, excavation of endangered burials has revealed mortuary and biological patterns that renew thinking of community dynamics in the region. Previous research by Harry Shafer has proposed that Mimbres communities organized around the family unit and lineage groups. Data from Elk Ridge thus far support this...


Twin Pines: Looking Beyond Mimbres Valley (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sunnie Sartin. Winona Patterson. Kristen Corl. Todd Scarbrough. Angel Pena.

The Twin Pines site, located in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico, is a large Mimbres site that shows signs of multiple occupational periods spanning the Late Pithouse Phase (AD 550-1000) through the Mimbres Classic phase (AD 1000-1130). On the basis of recent mapping and reconnaissance, the Twin Pines site can provide crucial information about the Mimbres culture. First, it is a large Mimbres site which lies farther north of the extensively studied Mimbres Valley and most other sites of the...


The XSX Ranch Site: Excavations of a Late Classic Mimbres to Early Post Classic Pueblo in the Upper Gila Forks, New Mexico (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Turnbow. Robert Forrester.

The XSX Ranch site (LA 50702) is a multicomponent occupation located on the East Fork of the Gila River in Grant County, New Mexico. Between 1980 and 1992, Robert E. Forrester, a chemist from Texas, excavated 10 pithouses, 32 pueblo rooms in five roomblocks, and 91 burials at the site. In his little-known excavation reports, Forrester suggested the site was a Classic Mimbres occupation reoccupied by a Reserve/Tularosa population; however, in a review of his data, the site may best be...