Laguna Plata Site


When the weather was warm and the water plentiful, residents at this site enjoyed life in the Laguna Plata basin. The La Plata site is perched on a ridge overlooking the basin, an ideal spot for easy access to water that likely pooled in the basin during the wet season. Abundant water not only drew in human activity, but would have promoted plant growth in the region and attracted thirsty animals. Although the wild resources here were rich, residents also subsisted on domesticated plants like maize. No signs of agriculture remain at the La Plata site today, meaning that hunters and gatherers at La Plata probably traded their own resources for farmed foods, like maize.

Cultural Affiliations as Tags

Archaic, Jornada Mogollon, and Mogollon


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