EMAP (2001) Report to the National Geographic Society on activities under 6612-99

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Author(s): Michelle Hegmon; Margaret C. Nelson; Karen Schollmeyer

Year: 2001


Funds from grant 6612-99 have enabled us to increase information about the Classic Mimbres period in Southwest prehistory and improve our understanding of the relationship between population, subsistence, and mobility. We thoroughly surveyed two drainages and documented most, if not all, Classic Mimbres villages on those drainages. From these data we are able to estimate population, document resource use, evaluate human impacts, and examine possible mobility strategies. These preliminary assessments suggest that the Classic and Postclassic population was large enough to impact the agricultural potential and the persistence of plant and animal communities in the eastern

Mimbres area. Direct measures of impact do not reveal significant effects on plants and animals. These contradictory results may be explained by a high degree of residential mobility or other conserving strategies that promoted the persistence of plants, animals, and farmland.

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EMAP (2001) Report to the National Geographic Society on activities under 6612-99. Michelle Hegmon, Margaret C. Nelson, Karen Schollmeyer. Report to the National Geographic Society grant 6612-99. 2001 ( tDAR id: 374759) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MG7N6W

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min long: -107.428; min lat: 32.927 ; max long: -107.356; max lat: 32.982 ;

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Principal Investigator(s): Michelle Hegmon; Margaret C. Nelson

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