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Title: Chapter 2. Borderlands environment, past and present

Author: Sanchez de Carpenter, Guadalupe; MacWilliams, A.C.;

Date: 2006

Source: In: 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. p. 7-22

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The major mountain ranges in the study area today were produced by Middle Miocene and younger extensional faulting. Faulting continued into the late Pleistocene as evidenced by fault scarps along the margins of the Animas, Hachita, and Playas Valleys. These long-term geologic events resulted in the present basin and range physiography of the Malpai Borderlands, as summarized by Hawley (1993).

Keywords: Malpai Borderlands, archaeology, Mimbres culture, Animas phase, Paquime, Middle Miocene, faulting, late Pleistocene, Animas, Hachita Valley, Playas Valley

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Sanchez de Carpenter, Guadalupe; MacWilliams, A.C. 2006. Chapter 2. Borderlands environment, past and present. In: 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. p. 7-22

 


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