Please join us for a UNLV Anthropology Talk, given by Dr. Barbara Roth. Dr. Roth is Professor of Anthropology at UNLV. There is space for a limited number of audience members to watch the livestream in-person (inCBC C120) or one can register to obtain the WebEx access link to watch online.
The Elk Ridge Community in the Mimbres Pueblo World
Elk Ridge was the largest pueblo in the northern portion of the Mimbres River Valley during the Classic Mimbres period (AD 1000-1130). Recent excavations at the site combined with survey data indicate that it was part of a thriving community with social ties to other nearby pueblos and likely served as the ritual and perhaps economic hub for these smaller pueblos. In this presentation, I discuss data from our fieldwork at Elk Ridge and surrounding sites and explore how and why Elk Ridge played such a prominent role in this portion of the Mimbres River Valley.