Large villages were occupied across the Plateau from 1300-1550 CE.
RIO GRANDE CLASSIC PERIOD 1325 - 1600 CE
During this time, occupation on the Pajarito Plateau was characterized by the creation of larger, relatively long-lived villages linked by networks of trails.
Cooperation and Trade
This shift to larger villages increased cooperation among inhabitants and opened land for farming to provide more food. Farming methods included managing surface water using small ditches and reservoirs. By the late 1300s, Pueblo communities of the Pajarito Plateau actively traded obsidian, woven cotton, pottery, and deer meat and skins. The presence of many looms in the cavates of Frijoles Canyon shows the importance of weaving cotton textiles