The Puebloans began using above-ground masonry dwellings (pueblos) that were circled around pit houses.
Pit houses were used as social, religious and educational centers known as kivas. Domestic
cotton was introduced from Mexico and was used for blankets, clothing, furs and feathers.
Pottery drastically improved and developed. In Pueblo III, people began expanding to areas such as the Rio Grande Valley, etc.
Agriculture was now the full-time occupation. This time period saw the beginning of irrigation in the
San Juan Basin(another heavily populated area like the Rio Grande). At this time, they were making jewelry.
They also traded turquoise, obsidian and pottery. In return, they received seashells, coral, parrots, and copper
from the people of Mexico and the Pacific coast. They had also begun to build massive multi-family complexes sometimes
referred to today as plazas.
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