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Aztec West Ruin: Perishable Artifacts and Pottery from Excavations by the American Museum of Natural History

PROJECT [ID: 365184] Lori Reed. Laurie Webster.

Digital images of pottery and perishable items recovered from Earl Morris' excavations of Aztec West Ruin between 1916 and 1922. Although Morris' excavations at Aztec were extensive, his analysis and descriptions of the artifact assemblage were cursory. In 2003, Laurie Webster and Lori Stephens Reed began systematic analysis, documentation, and digital imaging of pottery and perishables from Morris' Aztec West Ruin collections housed at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY and...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH29.0/6807 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 372067] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6807. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is medium quartz sand in a silty low fired paste suggesting local production at Aztec. Ladle is missing handle and base of bowl. Measurements: 8.8 cm orifice diameter, 4.3 cm height. Image AMNH 29/6807: view showing interior ladle bowl design. Note: rim portion on right side of ladle has missing rim decoration due to dipper wear. The missing handle would have been attached on the exterior...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU-00008/2078 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374139] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2078, Morris FS 4599. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Silty paste and sand temper suggests the ladle was manufactured at Aztec. Ladle is 85% complete with half of the handle and part of the rim missing. Measurements: 7 x 9 cm orifice dimensions, 4.5 cm height. Image AZRU8-2078 A: view of ladle showing dipper wear on bowl and painted design. Image AZRU8-2078 B: view of ladle showing handle and painted design. Recovered...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), ladle, AZRU-00008/2072 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374136] Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white, ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2072, Morris FS 4603. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is diorite porphyry and sand indicating production in the central Mesa Verde region. Ladle is roughly 60% complete with restoration and is missing handle. Measurements: 8.5 cm orifice diameter, 3.9 cm height. Image AZRU8-2072 A: interior view of ladle bowl showing painted design. Image AZRU8-2072 B: exterior view of ladle bowl showing shape of bowl and handle stub...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), ladle, AZRU-00008/2077 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374138] Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2077, Morris FS 4660. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating production at Aztec. Ladle is 75% complete with the handle and one rim fragment missing. Measurements: 9.5 cm ladle bowl diameter, 5 cm height. Image AZRU8-2077 A: oblique view of exterior showing shape of ladle, handle stub attachment, and interior painted design. Image AZRU8-2077 B: interior view showing painted...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white, ladle (dipper style), AZRU1-970 (2011)

IMAGE [ID: 374674] Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white, ladle (gourd dipper style), Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #970, Morris FS 4604. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Granular igneous temper indicates production at Aztec. Measurements: 4 cm height, 7.5 cm orifice diameter. Image AZRU1-970A: side view showing shape of ladle. Image AZRU1-970B: side view showing shape of ladle. Image AZRU1-970C: top view showing ladle bowl and interior design. Image AZRU1-970D: top view showing shape of ladle and interior painted design. Recovered...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU1-967 (2011)

IMAGE [ID: 374673] Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white, ladle, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #967. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper not examined; not visible. Measurements: 6.9 cm height, 14 x 10.5 cm orifice dimensions. Image AZRU1-967A: interior view of ladle bowl showing painted design. Image AZRU1-967B: top view showing bowl and handle. Image AZRU1-967C: top view showing bowl and handle shape. Image AZRU1-967D: side view showing shape of ladle and punched hole in hollow handle. Image AZRU1-967E: side view showing shape of...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), ladle, AZRU-00008/2081 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374142] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2081, Morris FS 4663. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Diorite porphyry temper suggests the ladle was manufactured in the central Mesa Verde region. Ladle is 45% complete with half of the handle and about half of the bowl missing. Measurements: 10.5 cm orifice diameter, height unknown. Image AZRU8-2081 A: view of ladle showing interior bowl design. Image AZRU8-2081 B: view of ladle showing painted design and...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white ladle AZRU8-2073 (2011)

IMAGE [ID: 374581] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white ladle, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #2073. Morris FS 5131. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Ladle is 80% complete. Measurements: 10.7 x 9.5 cm diameter, 6.3 cm height. Granular igneous rock indicates local production. Handle is double coil style. Image AZRU8-2073 A: side view showing broken handle. Image AZRU8-2073 B: side view showing wear on the rim. Image AZRU8-2073 C: top view showing interior painted design....


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH 29.0/6805 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 372065] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6805, Morris FS 415. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Ladle is missing handle and a few bowl fragments. Measurements: 10 x 8.3 cm orifice dimensions, 4.4 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6805: top view showing interior ladle bowl design and intensive dipper wear on the rim surface. Note: attachment for missing handle is at bottom of image on side with rim ticking still intact. ...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH 29.0/6806 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 372066] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6806, Morris FS 416. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Ladle is missing handle and 25% of the bowl. Measurements: 8.5 cm orifice diameter, 4.3 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6806: view showing interior ladle bowl design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva D, Aztec West Ruin. Morris describes Kiva D as having “been burned before its original contents were...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU-00001/598 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374093] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #598, Morris FS 4661. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is crushed rock; indeterminate provenance. Ladle is likely a trade ware from central Mesa Verde region. Handle and bowl fragment represent less than 25% of original ladle. Image AZRU1-598 A: view of ladle bowl surface showing rim ticking and interior design. Image AZRU1-598 B: view of handle showing fragment of painted anthropomorphic figure. Recovered from Earl...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU-00001/805 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374100] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, small ladle, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #805, Morris FS 4653. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is tentatively identified as granular igneous and sand suggesting production at Aztec. Ladle is 100% complete. Measurements: 10 cm bowl diameter, 18.2 cm length from handle to bowl rim. Image AZRU1-805 A: view showing interior design and handle design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 43, Aztec West Ruin. Morris indicated that “two floor levels were found in...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU-00008/2080 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374141] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2080, Morris FS 4662. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Diorite porphyry and sherd temper suggests the ladle was manufactured in the central Mesa Verde region. Ladle is 60% complete with half of the handle and part of the rim and base missing. Measurements: 10.6 cm orifice diameter, 5.8 cm height. Image AZRU8-2080 A: view of ladle showing interior bowl and handle designs. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva S, Aztec...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU1-978 (2011)

IMAGE [ID: 374675] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #978, Morris FS 4596. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is indeterminate crushed rock; indeterminate provenance. Measurements: 8.7 cm height, 15 x 13.7 cm orifice dimensions. Image AZRU1-978A: side view showing shape of ladle. Image AZRU1-978B: side view showing shape of ladle. Image AZRU1-978C: side view showing shape of ladle and punched holes in hollow handle. Image AZRU1-978D: side view showing shape of ladle and punched holes in...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, miniature ladle, AZRU-00001/971 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374116] Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, miniature ladle (fragment), Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #971, Morris FS 4664. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating manufacture at Aztec. Ladle is 50% complete; rest of vessel is missing. Image AZRU1-971 A: top view showing interior bowl design, rim ticking, and handle design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva S, Aztec West Ruin. Kiva S is briefly mentioned in Morris (1924) in reference to a burial, but otherwise there is no...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH 29.0/6757 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 372063] Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6757, Morris FS 367. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not analyzed; not visible on surface. Ladle is 90% complete with minimal restoration and plaster material reconstruction. Measurements: 13 x 12 cm orifice dimensions, 5.8 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6757 A: top view showing ladle bowl design and handle design. Image AMNH 29.0/6757 B: exterior view of ladle bowl showing painted design and dipper wear at rim. Image AMNH 29.0/6757...


Ceramic: Nava Black-on-white, ladle (fragment), AZRU-00001/981 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374120] Lori Reed.

Nava Black-on-white, ladle bowl fragment, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #981, Morris FS 4660. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is trachyte indicating manufacture in the Chuska Valley region. Ladle is missing the handle which was attached to the exterior surface on the side of ladle bowl at top of image. The ladle bowl is 100% complete with about 95% original vessel and 5% a reconstruction with unknown paster material. Measurements: 12 x 9.7 cm bowl diameter, 5.7 cm height. Image AZRU1-981 A:...


Ceramic: Nava Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH 29.0/6758 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 372068] Lori Reed.

Nava Black-on-white, Chuskan, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6758. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Trachyte temper. Ladle is 100% complete. Measurements: 6.9 cm orifice diameter (estimate), 3.5 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6758 A: view of exterior ladle base showing hard surface wear on bowl. Image AMNH 29.0/6758 B: top view showing interior ladle bowl design, handle, and intensive dipper wear on the rim surface opposite of handle. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva D, Aztec West...


Ceramic: Red Mesa Black-on-white, ladle, AZRU-00008/2079 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374140] Lori Reed.

Red Mesa Black-on-white, ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2079, Morris FS 4602. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Silty paste and sparse sand temper suggests the ladle was manufactured in the Middle San Juan region or possibly Aztec. Ladle is 75% complete with half of the handle and part of the rim missing. Measurements: 9cm maximum orifice diameter, 6.5 cm height. Image AZRU8-2079 A: view of ladle showing dipper wear on bowl and painted design. Image AZRU8-2079 B: view of ladle...


Perishable: Basket Ladle, AMNH 29.1/3219 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374619] Laurie Webster.

Basket Ladle, Accession AMNH29.1, Catalog #3219. Morris FS 5432. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Painted basket ladle or rattle with remnants of red clay coating, 2 rod and welt, grass, yucca, willow or sumac. Images: AMNH 29.1/3219A: basket ladle with remnants of red clay coating. AMNH 29.1/3219B: detail showing remnants of red clay coating. AMNH 29.1/3219C: underside. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 189, Lower Level, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 189 at...

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