Folsom people flourish throughout the Southwest at the end of the last Ice Age.
Anasazi basketmakers elevate weaving to a high art, creating baskets, clothing, sandals and utensils.
Mogollon culture introduces highly artistic pottery and early architecture in the form of pit houses.
Beginning in the late 1100s, the upland mesas flanking the east side of the Jemez Mountains were settled by people of the Anasazi Culture. At first there were hundreds of individual, family size dwellings.
Abandonment of Four Corners area; population increase further south in Rio Grande and Little Colorado regions and Hopi mesas.
Anasazi occupy the Pajarito Plateau, creating larger, relatively long-lived villages.
Most of the Rio Grande Valley and adjacent areas of New Mexico were sparsely populated before 1300, a date used as a starting point for the establishment of many of the Pueblo villages that are still lived in today.
Navajos and Apaches, Athabascan-speakers, arrive in the Southwest from the north. Earliest evidence of Navajos indicates they raise corn and produce grey ceramic ware. Apaches enter the area about the same time.