EMAP (2003) Report to the National Geographic Society on Activities Conducted under Grant 6980-01


Funds from grant 6980-01 enabled us to gather information about the Classic Mimbres period

in Southwest prehistory and improve our understanding of the relationship between population,

subsistence, and mobility. Eleven separate analyses (of subsistence remains, demography, resource

use, and site use life and intensity), enabled or directly supported as part of this research, facilitate

comparisons between the Classic Mimbres period settlement in villages and the Reorganization phase

settlement in smaller hamlets, both in the eastern Mimbres area. Population levels decreased slightly

between the two periods while subsistence strategies (farming and use of locally available wild

resources) remained relatively unchanged. Also, in contrast to the Mimbres River Valley, where there is

strong evidence of environmental degradation in Classic Mimbres times, human impact in the eastern

Mimbres Classic is relatively light and should not be characterized as degradation. Residential mobility

in the eastern Mimbres also increased between the Classic period and the Reorganization phase.

Cite this Record

EMAP (2003) Report to the National Geographic Society on Activities Conducted under Grant 6980-01. Michelle Hegmon, Margaret C. Nelson, Karen Schollmeyer, Stephanie Kulow. 2003 ( tDAR id: 399239) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RF5WC2

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Principal Investigator(s): Michelle Hegmon; Margaret Nelson

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