Map of the Distribution of Ancient Cultures of the Southwest
Hohokam, Mogollon, and Anasazi Prehistoric Occupation
Here is a map of the "2nd
Phase" of the occupation of
the Southwest by prehistoric
people.  The first phase, the
Desert Cultures, were
ancestral to the Anasazi,
Hohokam, and Mogollon
people, and lived in this
region from approximately
7,000 B.P. until about 2,000
B.P.  They were
hunter-gatherers, and their
cultures gave way to the
Anasazi, Hohokam, and
Mogollon cultures that began
to settle in permanent villages
and live off of domesticated
plants, such as maize.  While
not extensive, this map serves
to give a general distribution
of these ancient cultures.
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