EMAP - Fauna Datasets


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.

There is no analysis from LA37767 and LA130191, but samples are available.

*Note: The data before 1995 may have been coded incorrectly. This will be corrected.

Cite this Record

EMAP - Fauna Datasets. ( tDAR id: 374917) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80R9QS1

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.809; min lat: 32.945 ; max long: -107.31; max lat: 33.246 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-8 of 8)


  1. Coding guide for faunal remains: Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project database codes (2002)


  1. Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project faunal dataset (2006)

Coding Sheets

  1. EMAP fauna breakage codes (2005)
  2. EMAP fauna class codes (2005)
  3. EMAP fauna element codes (2005)
  4. EMAP fauna modification codes (2005)
  5. EMAP fauna period codes (2005)
  6. EMAP fauna taxon codes (2005)