Is There an Early Agricultural Period in the Uplands Mogollon?: Implications of the Chronology at the HO-Bar Site
Author(s): Michael Pool
Obsidian Hydration and conventional radiocarbon dates at the HO-Bar Site range from 900 B.C. to A.D. 750, partially overlapping dates from nearby Mogollon Village. Perhaps more importantly, these dates are comparable to the Early Agricultural and Early Pithouse Period sites from Southwestern New Mexico. An Early Agricultural occupation has not been established in the Upland Mogollon area in the middle Mimbres River and San Francisco Rivers. The HO-Bar Site dates suggest that there is a Early Agricultural Period occupation in this area, comparable to documented dates in the Lowland Mogollon of southern New Mexico and southern Arizona and the Mountain Mogollon of west-central New Mexico and east-central Arizona. They also have implications for the diffusion of maize agriculture during this time period. Was the diffusion of maize agriculture through contact diffusion from Mesoamerica along a mountain corridor, was it contact diffusion from southern Arizona, or was there a migration of agricultural people from southern Arizona?
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Is There an Early Agricultural Period in the Uplands Mogollon?: Implications of the Chronology at the HO-Bar Site. Michael Pool. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442560)
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