added by archaeologs Regional variant of the Mogollon culture, centered in south-central New Mexico, and dated to 1000-1200 AD. The Mimbres people are particularly renowned for the black-on-white painted pottery bowls which they made especially to be put in burials. The pottery is decorated with abstract designs and with pictures of people, bears, rabbits, and other animals. Farmers grew maize and gathering beans and acorns; hunting deer, antelope, and rabbits. The culture also evidences a strong Anasazi influence.
added by archaeologs A late manifestation of the Mogollon cultural tradition of the Southwestern USA, which also evidences a strong Anasazi influence. It is characterized by an extraordinary ceramic art style which flourished from c900-1200. The essentials of the style are complex geometric or fine naturalistic designs painted in black over white slip.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983