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RMRS-GTR-176: Prehistory and early history of the Malpai Borderlands: Archaeological synthesis and recommendations


Fish, Paul R.; Fish, Suzanne K.; Madsen, John H. 2006. Prehistory and early history of the Malpai Borderlands: Archaeological synthesis and recommendations. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-176. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 112 p.

Prehispanic and early historic archaeological information for the Malpai Borderlands of southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona is reviewed using data derived from field reconnaissance, discussion with relevant scholars, archival resources from varied agencies and institutions, and published literature. Previous regional research has focused on late prehistory (A.D. 1200 to 1450), shaping the scope of cultural historical overview and providing an opportunity to examine relationships with Casas Grandes (Paquime) to the south. A second important objective of current study is the exploration of prehispanic and early historic human impacts to Borderlands ecosystems, particularly in relation fire ecology. A recommended sequence of future research is intended to address significant questions surrounding both culture history and anthropogenic environments in the Malpai Borderlands.

Keywords: Malpai Borderlands, archaeology, Mimbres culture, Animas phase, Paquime


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Contents
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Paul R. Fish, Suzanne K. Fish
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Chapter 2. Borderlands Environment, Past and Present
Guadalupe Sanchez de Carpenter, A.C. MacWilliams
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Chapter 3. Malpai Borderlands Prehistory
Paul R. Fish, Suzanne K. Fish
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Chapter 4. Summary of Spanish, Mexican, and Early American Exploration in the Borderlands
John H. Madsen
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Chapter 5. Borderlands Fire Regimes
Margot Wilkinson-Kaye, Thomas Swetnam, Christopher R. Baisan
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Chapter 6. Modeling Human Impacts to the Borderlands Environment From a Fire Ecology Perspective
Suzanne K. Fish
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Chapter 7. An Archaeological Research Design for the Malpai Borderlands
Paul R. Fish, Suzanne K. Fish
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Appendix A. Borderlands Site Database
Data points in Appendix A are sensitive archaeological coordinates and inappropriate for public distribution.
A.C. MacWilliams
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Appendix B. Archaeological Surveys in the Borderlands Study Area Listed by USDA 7.5-minute Quad
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Appendix C. Concordance of Site Names and Numbers From Different Institutions and Surveys
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Appendix D. Additional Observations on the Early History of the Borderlands
John H. Madsen
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Title: RMRS-GTR-176: Prehistory and early history of the Malpai Borderlands: Archaeological synthesis and recommendations
Electronic Publish Date: August 28, 2006
Last Update:
April 6, 2008

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