The Mimbres people lived here about 1,000 years ago, and as far back as 1883, the site has attracted the interest of archaeologists.
In 1929-30, the first scientific excavation was led by Paul Nesbitt of the Logan Museum.
Dig up detailed information about the Mimbres people, their culture and artwork, other archaeological sites in New Mexico, and more. Use these links to other resources and begin your own expedition.
The Mattocks Ruin Site and other features of the MCHS are a fragile and irreplaceable part of southwest New Mexico’s exciting past. Please join with us and support our efforts to preserve and develop the Mattocks Ruin.
Visit the Mattocks Ruin and experience what life was like 1,000 years ago!
Located near Mile Marker 4 on Highway 35 in Mimbres, New Mexico, this world-famous archaeological site is open to the public.
April 1, to November 4 -
Open everyday, 11am - 3pm
November 5 to May 31 -
Open Friday-Sunday, 11am - 3pm