Plant Species and Their Uses in Mimbres and Salado Sites in Southwest New Mexico

Author(s): Kiley Stoj; Karen Schollmeyer

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Examining climate patterns, archaeobotanical evidence, artistic depictions on pottery, and historic and modern uses of plants provides information on how Mimbres and Salado period farmers used local plant resources and influenced their distribution and availability. This presentation examines differences in archaeological plant remains found in Classic Mimbres (AD 1000-1130) and Cliff Phase Salado (AD 1300-1450+) period sites. An overview of the variations in flora between the upper Gila River basin and the Mimbres Valley provides insights into differences in resource availability. Because many plants that are found at archaeological sites are still present today, modern research and documentation through ethnography offers perspective on the continuing contemporary uses of these taxa.

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Plant Species and Their Uses in Mimbres and Salado Sites in Southwest New Mexico. Kiley Stoj, Karen Schollmeyer. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449682)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 24974