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The Mattocks Site, a Mimbres Classic Village in New Mexico: Archaeological Hope in a Looted Landscape (via zoom)

February 5, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm MST (Arizona)

Join tour leaders Pat Gilman and Marilyn Markel for a virtual tour of the Mattocks Site

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This virtual field trip is open to the public but pre-registration is required

The Mimbres region has seen some of the most intensive and extensive looting in North America because of the exquisite painted pottery. Many believed that there were few archaeological remains left to study. Despite the site destruction, archaeologists over decades have gleaned knowledge of the region’s ancient past. Additionally, recent efforts by local residents to preserve the archaeological record offer hope for the future. 

The Mattocks site in the northern Mimbres Valley is the focus of this “tour”. Participants will explore the site through comments by the tour leaders Patricia Gilman and Marilyn Markel, as they walk through the site and museum in December, 2021. There are three parts. The  first briefly introduces the region and its complex history of human groups from Archaic through Classic Mimbres to Apache. In the second, Pat Gilman, the site supervisor for the excavation, considers the Mimbres Foundation excavation at the Mattocks site in the 1970s. In the third and final section, the tour leaders share the impressive work by local residents in preserving the site, laying an interpretive trail, assembling a small museum, providing educational activities for local children, and building facilities for researchers. 

During the virtual field trip Pat and Marilyn will be available after the video to comment and answer questions.


February 5, 2022
11:30 am - 12:45 pm MST
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