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EMAP Recording Guidelines – Obsidian

Part of the EMAP - Field Recording Guidelines project

Year: 2013

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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.

 EMAP 1997: Inventory of Obsidian Samples

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EMAP Recording Guidelines – Obsidian. 2013 ( tDAR id: 398474) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MP54DB


Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.441; min lat: 32.932 ; max long: -107.346; max lat: 32.993 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

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EMAP-Recording-Guidelines-Obsidian.pdf 281.43kb Oct 14, 2016 3:44:28 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America