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2.8 Mogollon

The Mogollon lived in the mountain area of New Mexico and became famous around 750 AD for their white on black Mimbres pottery. The Mogollon is one of the four major prehistoric archaeological culture areas of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. The Mogollon culture lasted from approximately AD 150 until sometime between AD 1400 and AD 1450. The name Mogollon comes from the Mogollon Mountains, which were named after Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollón, Spanish Governor of New Mexico from 1712-1715. 2.8.1  Cultural History The Mogollon archaeological area was first recognized by Emil Haury, following work at two archaeological sites (the Harris Village in the town of Mimbres, New Mexico, and the Mogollon Village, on the upper San Francisco River) in southwestern New Mexico in 1933 and 1934. Haury recognized that … Read entire article »

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2.7.8 Cultural Divisions

Cultural labels such as Hohokam, Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi), Mogollon or Patayan are used by archaeologists to define cultural differences among prehistoric peoples. Culture names and divisions are assigned arbitrarily on the base of datale to the archaeologists separated from the actual cultures by both time and space. They are subject to change, not only on the basis of new information and discoveries, but also as attitudes and perspectives change within the scientific community. When making use of modern cultural divisions in the Southwest, it is important to understand three specific limitations in the current conventions: •    Archaeological research focuses on physical remains, the items left behind during people’s activities. Scientists are able to examine fragments of pottery vessels, human remains, stone tools or evidence left from the construction of buildings. However, many … Read entire article »

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