An Analysis of Mimbres Ornament Assemblages from the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Author(s): Madison Drew
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2023: Individual Abstracts" session, at the 88th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Mimbres ornamentation is a largely unexplored topic in recent Southwest archaeology. Through the study of objects of adornment, we have the potential to examine ideas surrounding Mimbres perspectives of personal and group identity, gender, social organization, and ritual beliefs; these are all necessary foundations to understand the Mimbres worldview. Based on my analyses of Mimbres ornament assemblages from the Mattocks, Galaz, Treasure Hill, Walsh, Wheaton-Smith, Old Town Ruin, and West Baker sites housed in the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, I evaluate the patterns present in the raw material, ornament form, and depositional context. I also discuss the potential significance of these items and how these results contribute to our understanding of Mimbres ornament use. This preliminary study is part of a larger examination of Mimbres social and ritual life through the lens of ornamentation, which is the topic of my dissertation research.
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An Analysis of Mimbres Ornament Assemblages from the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Madison Drew. Presented at The 88th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2023 ( tDAR id: 474964)
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Abstract Id(s): 37313.0