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Perishable: Twined Sandal AMNH 29.0/9974

Creator(s): Laurie Webster

Year: 2006

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Summary

Title, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #9974. Morris FS 3455. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Child's-size twined sandal with raised and banded designs, 2-strand twining (S), yucca and cotton fiber. Images: AMNH 29.0/9974A: child's-size twined sandal, upper face. AMNH 29.0/9974B: child's-size twined sandal, lower face. AMNH 29.0/9974C: oblique view of lower face showing raised diamond design. AMNH 29.0/9974D: oblique view of lower face showing raised diamond design, raking light. AMNH 29.0/9974E: underside of heel showing wear. AMNH 29.0/9974F: upper face of heel showing wear. AMNH 29.0/9974G: close-up of brown stripes showing broken cotton weft. AMNH 29.0/9974H: close-up of raised diamond motif on underside of sandal. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 135-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 135-2 at the time of excavation is as follows. “A cobblestone-lined firepit, 1 foot 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep, occupied the center of the floor of Room 135-2. A masonry wall some 7 inches thick, built above the south set of floor supports, transformed that end of the room into a bin. Above a height of 2 feet this wall was broken down. The bin contained 2 and one-half feet of refuse which thinned down to a depth of 6 to 8 inches along the north wall….On top of the rubbish was some washed and blown earth and thence to the surface, wall debris, containing a few decayed, but unburned, sticks from the second ceiling. In the center of the west wall there was once a doorway, 2 and one-half feet wide and beginning 2 feet 4 inches from the floor level. Eventually the masonry below its south side was torn out to within 6 inches of the floor; lintels were laid across the 1 foot 2 inch opening at the level of the sill; and the original door walled up, leaving a secondary passage, perhaps an entrance, but more probably an air hole.” (Morris1928: 387). 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: Twined Sandal AMNH 29.0/9974. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374631) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8416VRX





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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)

Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Lori Reed

Contributor(s): Gary Brown ; Anne Grulich ; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM ; Aztec Ruins National Monument

Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster

Repository(s): Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM ; American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY


Notes

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.

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.


Source Collections

Original Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, and NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
Image: NPS, 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

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