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The Mimbres region stretched east to the Rio Grande and west to the Gila River Valley, in what is today southwestern Arizona. People built pueblos, living in densely packed villages along the Mimbres River Valley, with a large increase in population during that time bringing their total numbers as high as 6,000.Archaeological investigation of the Mimbres began with early digs by independent archaeologists Burt and Hattie Cosgrove around 1919.
But people are always changing their styles,” Hegmon says. The potters developed the black-on-white style, an artistically pleasing contrast found in much Southwest pottery, 150 years later.
The Hohokam engineered complex irrigation canals, unrivaled by other pre-Columbian cultures in North America. 200, the Mogollon stretched across the mountainous region near today’s Mexican-American border, living in semiunderground dwellings. The Mimbres, however, used irrigation methods similar to those of the Hohokam to exploit the fertile floodplains of the Mimbres River in order to produce corn, squash, beans, and other crops.
The Mimbres River, named by the Spanish for the willows that grew along its banks, was an oasis in the dry Southwest where rain clouds cross west to east over the peak of Black Mountain before shedding their rain. 10 mark the culture’s apex, called the Mimbres Classic period.
The black forms on a white background create an arresting contrast.
For more than a century, beginning in the late tenth century A.
At many of the newly studied sites, archaeologists recovered burned roof rafters, which they think might have been part of a ritual involved in closing a settlement.