EMAP Alivas Canyon - LA45000 Unit 23, 1998


This report summarizes the results of the excavation of Unit 23 at LA 45000, a Classic Mimbres site located in the Eastern Mimbres area. LA 45000 was one of three sites chosen for excavation by the Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project (EMAP) in the 1998 field season, as well as the previous 1997 field season. The excavations at LA 45000 were conducted by graduate and undergraduate students under the direction of Tiffany Clark of Arizona State University. Site LA 45000 lies on the northern ridge of Avilas Canyon, a southern tributary of the Palomas drainage. The site is comprised of four roomblocks and several single room structures. Unit 23 is part of the largest room block, whose size and level of complexity suggest it to be the oldest roomblock at Site LA 45000. Unit 23 was chosen for excavation in order to understand better the construction sequence of the room block and also to investigate the organization and utilization of space within Classic Mimbres settlements. By comparing the results of the excavation of Unit 23 with those of Unit 20 (EMAP 1997 field season) and Units 21 and 22 (EMAP1998 field season) a more detailed understanding of the roomblock as a whole can be achieved.

Cite this Record

EMAP Alivas Canyon - LA45000 Unit 23, 1998. Michelle Elliott, Lara Altizer, Amanada Katsurada, Melissa Paugh. 1998 ( tDAR id: 374790) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88S4NN6

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.432; min lat: 32.93 ; max long: -107.356; max lat: 32.981 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

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