• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

Feast or Famine? Document E

Document: E

Title: Mogollon Prehistoric cultures of the Southwest

Author: Rose Houk

Source: Book

There was a drastic decrease, nearly 80 percent, in the amount of cultivated foods found in the Tularosa Cave deposits dating from C.E. 500 to 700. For unclear reasons the adaptable Mogollon temporarily halted their agriculture pursuits and returned to a greater dependence on wild foods. But by C.E. 700 improved strains of corn, along with the complementary beans and squash, reappeared in the Mogollon diet in larger percentages.

Houk, Rose. Mogollon. Western Natl Parks Assoc, 1992. Print.

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