Perishable: Yucca Cordage AZRU8-2902
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Yucca Cordage, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2902. Morris FS 5248 . Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Large collection of feather-wrapped yucca cordage and other yucca cordage. Some cordage is stained red beneath the wrapping. Feathers remain on some fragments. Long, thick 3-Strand braid of yucca fiber mixed in with larger batch of cordage. Measurements: D 0.4 CM (where wrapped). Images: AZRU8-2902 A: bundle of feather-wrapped cordage and other cords. Note 3-strand braid of yucca fiber. AZRU8-2902 B: other face of bundle. Note red-colored yucca cordage. AZRU8-2902 C: detail of red-colored yucca cordage. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room189, Upper Level, Aztec West Ruin. Morris noted that Room 189 “contained the largest quantity of perishable objects from the Chaco period that have to date been taken from any chamber in the western half of the pueblo. [Later occupants] laid down a 1 to 3 inch floor of adobe upon the earlier refuse and a bin was built up in the northwest corner” (Morris1928:371).
Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part V, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Perishable: Yucca Cordage AZRU8-2902. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373991) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NP22HZ
Aztec Ruins, West Ruin
Late Chacoan - Post Chacoan Period
Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)
Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)
min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Gary Brown
Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster
Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY
Rights & Attribution: Artifact was collected from Aztec West Ruin excavations by Earl Morris between 1916 and 1922. Morris' excavations were sponsored and funded by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Rights & Attribution: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument.
Rights & Attribution: Publication or use of the image is restricted; permission may be obtained through consultation with American Museum of Natural History and Aztec Ruins National Monument.
|Original Item: Property of American Museum of Natural History, New York.|
|Image: NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico|
|Original Item: Housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico|
Related Comparative Collections
|Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Hibben Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque|
|Aztec Ruins Collections housed at American Museum of Natural History, New York|
|Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico|