Re-evaluating the Mimbres Region Prehispanic Chronometric Record

Roger Anyon, Darrell Creel, Patricia A. Gilman, Steven A. LeBlanc, Myles R. Miller, Stephen E. Nash, Margaret Nelson, Kathryn J. Putsavage, Barbara J. Roth, Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Jakob W. Sedig, Christopher A. Turnbow

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Many decades of archaeological research in the Mimbres region have resulted in hundreds of chronometric dates obtained from contexts dating prior to A.D. 1450, but until now these data have not been compiled into a single database. Using dendrochronological, radiocarbon, and archaeomagnetic dates, we analyze each of the chronometric data sets to identify patterns and biases that help us better understand the tempo and duration of fundamental transitions in the Mimbres archaeological record. We also identify critical gaps in our knowledge of the chronometric record that provide new research opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-343
Number of pages28
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017


  • Archaeomagnetic Dating
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Chronometric Analysis
  • Mimbres Archaeology
  • Radiocarbon Dating
  • Tree ring Dating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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