Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Over the past few years, archaeological field projects in south-central New Mexico have generated new information about the prehistory of the region. Surveys and test excavations have revealed new data about the settlement patterns, village size, trading networks, ritual practices and daily lives of Jornada Mogollon groups. In this symposium, topics discussed include pottery manufacture, ritual termination of structures, the use and sourcing of rare artifacts such quartz crystals and ornaments made of turquoise, copper and shell. During the Dona Ana phase (AD 1000 to 1250), there is a marked increase in pottery importation from the Mimbres region possibly offering evidence for Mimbres Mogollon integration into the area. In the subsequent El Paso phase (AD 1250 to 1450), the region became a hub for trading pottery from Casas Grandes, Ancestral Pueblo, Northern Jornada and Salado groups. The objective of this symposium is to synthesize the current data and offer leads for future research direction.

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  • Community Identity in the Jornada: Untangling Patterns of Aggregation and Abandonment at Cottonwood Spring Pueblo (LA 175), an El Paso Phase Village (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristin Corl.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Ongoing excavations at Cottonwood Spring Pueblo (LA 175) suggest population aggregation within the El Paso Phase (A.D. 1300-1450) Jornada Cultural Region may have consisted of distinct self-identified groups integrated into one multi-ethnic community. Comparing the excavations at Area A, a large plaza orientated...

  • The Distribution and Provenance of Turquoise from Southern New Mexico, USA and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alyson Thibodeau. Amanda Kale. Alexander Kurota. Timothy Maxwell. Rafael Cruz Antillón.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Compared to other regions of the Southwest, little is known about prehispanic turquoise acquisition and exchange in southern New Mexico and adjacent parts of Texas or in Chihuahua, Mexico. Here, we explore the distribution of sites with turquoise in the Tularosa and Hueco Basins as well as in northern Chihuahua. In...

  • Favorite Things: An Overview of Ornaments Used by the Jornada Mogollon in the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Evan Kay. Alexander Kurota.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Recent UNM Office of Contract Archeology evaluations and surveys at numerous sites on White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) and White Sands National Monument (WSNM) offer new insight into the use, manufacture and trading of diverse objects of adornment by the Jornada Mogollon during the Doña Ana and El Paso phases. A wide...

  • Implications of Socio-economic Organization Based on Architectural Associations and Modified Sherds from Ricochet Village, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lora Jackson Legare. David Greenwald.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeological investigations of the western portion of Ricochet Village (LA 76465), a late Mesilla to Dona Ana phase site at White Sands Missile Range, encountered clusters of structures and pit features and recovered a sizable assemblage of modified sherds, comprising 3.2 percent of the assemblage. Patterns within...

  • The Landscapes of the Cottonwood Springs Pueblo, Southern New Mexico (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Stanley Berryman. Judy Berryman. William Walker.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. LA 175 (Cottonwood Spring Pueblo, A.D. 1000-1450) is one of the largest multi-component settlements associated with Cottonwood Draw on the west side of the San Andres Mountains in southern New Mexico. It has been the site of multiple field excavations by New Mexico State University anthropology students. The pueblo...

  • Limonite as Evidence for Pottery Manufacture at Jornada Mogollon Sites (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Brown. Alexander Kurota.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Recent fieldwork at Cottonwood Spring Pueblo and other Doña Ana and El Paso phase sites in New Mexico’s southern Tularosa Basin consistently reveal evidence of pottery manufacture. Pieces of natural and worked limonite have been found in proximity to jar fragments with a yellow coat of paint on their interior and...

  • Possible Evidence for Mimbres Integration into Jornada Mogollon Villages: Introducing the Eastern Mimbres San Andres Aspect in South-Central New Mexico (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Thatcher Rogers. Alexander Kurota.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Investigations at Mesilla and Doña Ana phase villages within and adjacent to the Tularosa Basin have identified a set of cultural traits associated with the Mimbres culture. Extraordinarily high frequencies of Mogollon pottery, as well as similar mortuary patterns, agricultural practices, and possible evidence of...

  • Prehistoric Copper Artifacts Found in the White Sands Missile Range (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Adams.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Recent Office of Contract Archeology, University of New Mexico fieldwork on the White Sands Missile Range has resulted in the discovery of rare prehistoric copper artifacts. This preliminary investigation involved looking at several El Paso phase sites consisting of Jornada Mogollon adobe melt roomblock complexes...

  • Recent Research at El Paso Phase Jornada Mogollon Pueblos in Southern Tularosa Basin, New Mexico (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexander Kurota. Evan Sternberg. Robert Dello-Russo.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. During the past four years, the Office of Contract Archeology, University of New Mexico conducted a series of archaeological test evaluations on White Sands Missile Range that uncovered evidence related to new trends in El Paso phase Jornada Mogollon residential patterns. The results of our fieldwork indicate the...

  • Utilization of Quartz Crystal Lithics During the El Paso Phase Jornada Mogollon (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Evan Sternberg. Alexander Kurota. Virgil Lueth.

    This is an abstract from the "Recent Research at Jornada Mogollon Sites in South-Central New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Over the past several years, the Office of Contract Archeology has conducted fieldwork in the southern Tularosa Basin on White Sands Missile Range. This project has resulted in the documentation and testing of more than 36 sites ranging from the Paleoindian through Jornada Mogollon periods. Lithic raw materials...