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Mimbres in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Mattocks Ruin

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1. The Mattocks Ruin Marker
Inscription.  The Mattocks Ruin is a large Mimbres archaeological site with pithouses and a pueblo dating more than 1,000 years ago. The site was once the home of the Mimbres people, Native Americans who left behind extraordinary black and white pottery which they used in their everyday lives.

The Mattocks Ruin, one of many cultural heritage sites in southwest New Mexico, is preserved as the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site (MCHS). It is under the stewardship of the Silver City Museum Society for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

Every piece of pottery and each stone on this site provides important clues to the past. Please leave all potsherds and other artifacts where they are found. Do not remove any stones, potsherds, plants or other materials. The MCHS is protected both by federal and state preservation laws.

Archaeological sites like the Mattocks Ruin give us the chance to walk in the footsteps of others. For more than 10 centuries, families lived, worked, played and died here. Please be respectful.
 
Location. 32° 50.562′ N, 107° 57.82′ W.
The Mattocks Ruin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. The Mattocks Ruin Marker
Marker is in Mimbres, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on Sage Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mimbres NM 88049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mimbres Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kneeling Nun (approx. 9.6 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 9.6 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 11.7 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 11.7 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 11.8 miles away); Bayard (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
The Mattocks Ruin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
3. The Mattocks Ruin
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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