William P. Palmer III - Mimbres
The Mimbres were originally a hunting and gathering/foraging people who later settled down to become village-dwelling subsistence farmers in the Southwestern corner of what is today New Mexico, as well as parts of Arizona and northern Mexico. Culturally affiliated with the Mogollon, the Mimbres developed and flourished from about A.D. 500 to A.D. 1150. During this span of 600 years, the Mimbres perfected their pottery-making techniques and developed the unique decorated pottery style that they are best known for today. Around A.D. 1150, Mimbres tradition and pottery making disappeared when it is believed the Mimbres people dispersed into surrounding communities.