Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Picking up the pieces.(Final)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

'Mysteries' reconstructs pottery designs, culture of Mimbres people

Tom Steinbach Sr. is a retired industrial and graphics designer from Chicago, not an archaeologist, not an anthropologist.

But Steinbach Sr., an Albuquerque resident, can add "amateur historian and author of a book on Mimbres pottery" to his resume. He wrote the informative, crystalline text for "Mimbres Classic Mysteries -- Reconstructing A Lost Culture Through Its Pottery."

However, it was his son, Peter, who was instrumental in starting the book project 15 years ago after seeing museum exhibits of Mimbres pottery.

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