EMAP - Photographs
The Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project (EMAP), co-directed by Drs. Margaret Nelson and Michelle Hegmon began in 1990, building upon earlier work by Nelson. EMAP focuses on the later (post-AD 1000) prehistory of the eastern Mimbres area, a portion of the Mimbres region in southwest New Mexico. In 1982 Nelson was at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and in the early 1990s at the State University of New York, Buffalo, and Hegmon was at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. In 1995 both moved to Arizona State University, where they and the project reside today. Earlier work by EMAP focused on the post-AD 1150 period, specifically what is now called the Reorganization phase [1150-early 1200s] of the Postclassic period. After 1998 the project focused on the Classic period (AD 1000-1130). Key research issues include the social and ecological dynamics of reorganization, residential mobility among farmers, environmental impact and sustainable farming practices, pottery production and exchange, and community organization.
Early Mogollon Pithouse Period • Late Mogollon Pithouse Period • Mimbres Reorganization Phase • Black Mountain Phase • Classic Mimbres Period • Postclassic Mimbres Period • Classic Mimbres Paper
Eastern Mimbres • New Mexico (State / Territory) • Sierra County (County) • United States of America (Country) • North America (Continent) • Rio Grande Drainage • Southwest New Mexico • Palomas Drainage • Seco Drainage • Animas Drainage