Accession Number : ADA173934
Title : Archaeological Investigations of Three Sites within the Wipp Core Area, Eddy County, New Mexico.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : CHAMBERS CONSULTANTS AND PLANNERS ALBUQUERQUE NM
Personal Author(s) : Lord,Kenneth J ; Reynolds,William E ; Clary,Karen ; Frizell,Jon ; Heinsch,Lee
Report Date : Jun 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 375
Abstract : Archaeologicl investigations of ENM 10222, ENM 10230, and ENM 10418 have produced significant information on one portion of the seasonal round of prehistoric groups which inhabited southeast New Mexico between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1400. The results of intensive surface collections and subsurface testing suggest that hunter-gatherer subsistence system was in effect for the entire occupational history of the sites. This system developed out of an indigenous Late Archaic population and continued well into the Neoarchaic. During the Neoarchaic period an overlay of Jornada Mogollon traits entered the area, i.e., ceramics and arrow points. The evidence suggests that these additions did not effect the basic adaptive strategy. ENM 10222 and ENM 10230 represent plant collection and processing localities and probably were satellite sites to more complex limited base camps. ENM 10418 represents one of these limited base camps. Both functional categories represent one subset in seasonal round of activities. The three sites investigated represent the summer protion of a seasonal round with acorn and mesquite being the primary subsistence focus.
Descriptors : *ARCHEOLOGY , SITES , SAMPLING , NEW MEXICO , AMERICAN INDIANS
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE