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Prehistory Mogollon The Mogollon culture evolved from the Desert culture of the Great Basin and Southwest People of the Desert culture hunted fished and gathered wild foods In the processing of food the Mogollon used crushing and grinding operations Corn wild seeds and nuts were probably present at an early date The geographic location of this culture was the area near the Arizona-New Mexico border This area had deep valleys and high mountains There is evidence that the Mogollons farmed in the deep valleys that received the most rain but about AD 500 to AD 700 they started relying on wild food more than food that had been farmed It is not known why their farming stopped whether it was from a change in climate or due to the Mogollons being forced out of their farmlands The Mogollon culture can be divided into two large time periods The early period was between 500 BC-AD 1000 and the late period between AD 1000-1400 During the early period the villages were built on high mesas bluffs or ridges The buildings in the villages were roundish pit houses Villages ranged in size from four or five houses to 50 The pit houses were holes that were dug in the ground about 10 to 16 feet wide and about two to five feet deep The materials used for the roofs were poles brush and mud Houses were grouped together without any real plan The ceremonial structures were usually twice as large as the largest houses After AD 700 the pit houses started to be built in more of a rectangular style The villages during this period started to consist of houses that were built on the surface of the ground Some of these houses were very large like the Grasshopper Ruin that contained about 500 rooms These buildings were constructed of cobblestones held in place by mud In some of the buildings there were special rooms for food storage
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