EMAP Las Animas – LA3949 Unit 6, 1993


93NM1000 (Las Animas village) is a fairly large Classic Mimbres/Post Mimbres phase habitation site located on the Ladder Ranch, near the town of Hillsboro, New Mexico. The site contains approximately 60-100 cobble masonry rooms (clustered into seventeen room blocks), plazas, extramural features and a dense lithic and ceramic scatter. Between June 19 and August 12, 1993, the Las Animas village was one of two prehistoric sites excavated as part of the Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project (EMAP). Excavation on this site, in part, was conducted in order to recover data pertaining to the site's function as well as the extent and degree of occupation on this type of site. Such data, in turn, would aid in addressing questions relating to patterns of prehistoric land use within the Black Range region. EMAP, in general, reflects continued efforts to gain needed additional data concerning the prehistoric occupation of this region. The field work conducted on the site consisted of the creation of a site map, and the surface collection and excavation of ten units (units 1-7, 50-52). In this paper, a review of the site's environmental characteristics, the condition of the site prior to field work, and, a summary of one of the units, i.e., Unit #6, are presented.

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EMAP Las Animas – LA3949 Unit 6, 1993. Severn Thomas, Allison Smith, Jill Mayo. Unit Summaries - LA 3949 ,1993. 1993 ( tDAR id: 374825) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81V5D14

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min long: -107.428; min lat: 32.927 ; max long: -107.357; max lat: 32.98 ;

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Contributor(s): Severn Thomas; Allison Smith; Jill Mayo

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

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