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Aztec West Ruin: Ceramic and Perishable Artifacts from the 1984 West Ruin Accession 61 Excavation Project

PROJECT [ID: 368170] Uploaded by: Lori Reed

This project includes images of ceramic and perishable artifacts from Accession AZRU-61 recovered during the 1984 Archeological Investigations for Modifications to West Ruin Drainage project. Excavations associated with the project were under the direction of Jim Trott of the National Park Service, Santa Fe support office. In addition to trench excavations in the Aztec West plaza, several rooms (225, 221, 222, 223, 129, 158(2), 204, 232, and 255) in the north and west wings of the great house...


Aztec West Ruin: Composite Wall Elevations from Pre-Backfilling Architectural Photo-Documentation

PROJECT [ID: 368328] Gary Brown.

This project includes architectural wall elevation images of individual rooms in the great house at Aztec West Ruin. Most of the images were photographed prior to backfilling efforts and during architectural documentation in West Ruin. Most of the images are composites of multiple photographs that were spliced together in Adobe Photoshop to reconstruct the entire wall elevation. Each individual image is a high-resolution, rectified photograph that was created either using a digital camera or...


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...


Aztec West Ruin: Perishables and Pottery from Various National Park Service Projects and Collections

PROJECT [ID: 368165] Uploaded by: Lori Reed

This project includes images of perishable artifacts (textiles, basketry, etc.) and pottery recovered from Aztec Ruins during the course of numerous National Park Service (NPS) projects. Some of the artifacts were donated to the NPS and may have originated at sites other than Aztec Ruins. The artifacts are part of the NPS collections and are housed at either Aztec Ruins National Monument, Hibben Center at the University of New Mexico, or Western Archeology and Conservation Center. Most of the...


Aztec West Ruin: Pre-Backfilling Architectural Photo-Documentation

PROJECT [ID: 374239] Gary Brown.

This project includes rectified images of architectural features and masonry in rooms at Aztec West Ruin. The images were taken prior to backfilling efforts and during architectural documentation. Digital images were created either using a digital camera or scanned from photographic slides. To date, photographs from the east wing and northeastern corner of West Ruin have been ingested into tDAR.


Ceramic: Aztec Black, bowl, AMNH29.0/8701 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 374087] Lori Reed.

Aztec Black, bowl, Accession 29.0, Catalog #8701. Morris FS 2192. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not analyzed, not visible. Although temper could not be examined, the polish, color, and corrugations are similar to other vessels classified as Aztec Black. Bowl restored with unknown adhesive; 100% complete with 10% reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 24.5 cm orifice diameter; 11 cm height. Image AMNH29-8701 A:...


Ceramic: Aztec Black, bowl, AZRU1-851 (2011)

IMAGE [ID: 374651] Lori Reed.

Aztec Black, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #851. Morris FS 5477. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec Ruin. Vessel is 98% complete with about 2 percent filled in with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 19.5 cm orifice diameter, 10.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-851 A: side view showing bowl shape and exterior band of corrugations. Image AZRU1-851 B: side view showing bowl shape. Image AZRU1-851 C: side view showing bowl shape. Image...


Ceramic: Chaco Black-on-white, sharp shoulder pitcher, AZRU25-3327 (2011)

IMAGE [ID: 374716] Lori Reed.

Chaco Black-on-white, sharp shoulder pitcher, Accession AZRU-00025 Catalog #3327. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Sand temper and washy bright white slip indicates production in the Chaco Cibola region. Vessel is 98% complete with one rim fragment and handle attached by unknown adhesive. Measurements: 6.4 cm diameter, 17.5 cm height. Image AZRU25-3327 A: top view showing pitcher orifice. Image AZRU25-3327 B: view of exterior base. Image AZRU25-3327 C: side view showing shape of pitcher. Image...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00008/4603 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374147] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4603, Morris FS 4584. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand/sherd/shale temper in a silty, low-fired paste suggests the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Measurements: 13 cm orifice diameter (estimate); 13 cm height (estimate). Image AZRU8-4603 A: interior view of bowl sherds showing design around rim and sandal imagery on the bowl base. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West Ruin. No...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white sherds, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE [ID: 373700] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white sherds of local and nonlocal production from Room 225, Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061. Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 26: top left: Catalog #6845 FS166 bowl rim of Chaco-Cibola origin; top right: Catalog #7595 FS166 jar fragment of Chaco-Cibola origin; bottom left: Catalog #6679 FS143 bowl rim of local origin (Animas Variety); bottom right: Catalog #7593 FS169 bowl rim of local origin (Animas Variety).


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE [ID: 373712] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white jar fragment from West Plaza Trench, Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061, Catalog #7226, FS126. Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 42: exterior view of Chaco-McElmo B/w jar fragment of nonlocal Chaco-Cibola origin.


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragment), AZRU-00008/4991 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374156] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4991, Morris FS 4585. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sherd/sand/shale temper and low-fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec or another site in the Middle San Juan region. Bowl fragments represent only about 40% of vessel. Measurements: 21 cm orifice diameter; height unknown. Image AZRU8-4991 A: rim fragments showing interior design (top and lower left) and exterior surface of rim fragment showing...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragment), AZRU-00008/4992 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374157] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4992, Morris FS 4586. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand temper and low-fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec or another site in the Middle San Juan region. Bowl fragments represent only about 40% of vessel. Measurements: 18 cm orifice diameter; height unknown. Image AZRU8-4992 A: rim fragments showing interior design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West Ruin. No...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragment), AZRU-00008/4993 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374158] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4993, Morris FS 4587. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand/sherd temper and low-fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec or another site in the Middle San Juan region. Bowl fragments represent only about 40% of vessel. Measurements: 16 cm orifice diameter, 8 cm height. Image AZRU8-4993 A: rim fragments (restored) showing interior design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6898 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 374071] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, Accession 29.0, Catalog #6898. Morris FS 505. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is sand and sherd in a well-fired paste suggesting production in the Chaco Cibola region. Bowl is restored with unknown adhesive but roughly 30% is missing. Measurements: 24.5 cm orifice diameter; 9.5 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6898 A: closeup of interior design. Image AMNH 29.0/6898 B: interior view showing full design layout. Note: exterior surface is slipped and unpainted....


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH29.0/8096 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 374084] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, Accession 29.0, Catalog #8096. Morris FS 1642. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not analyzed; not visible. Well fired paste, washy slip, and slipslop over exterior suggests Chaco Cibola manufacture. Measurements: 22.4 cm orifice diameter; 9.6 cm height. Image AMNH29-8096 A: exterior view of base showing painted X and edges of slipslop visible in lower right. Image AMNH29-8096 B: interior view showing...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU-00001/827 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374109] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #827, Morris FS 4274. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is sand and sherd, but based on paste and slip textures the bowl may have been manufactured at Aztec. Bowl is 99% complete with minimal reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 22.5 cm orifice diameter, 8.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-825 A: oblique view of exterior showing bowl shape; note the slip-slop over exterior rim edge typical of Chaco-McElmo. Image...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU-00001/839 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374111] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #839, Morris FS 4575. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Bright white washy slip and sand/sherd indicated manufacture in the Chaco-Cibola region. Bowl is 85% complete with restoration using unknown adhesive. Measurements: 22.4 cm orifice diameter, 9.4 cm height. Image AZRU1-839 A: closeup of interior design. Image AZRU1-839 B: view of interior design. Image AZRU1-824 C: view of exterior showing shape of bowl and slip-slop over rim edge....


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU-00001/965 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374113] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #965, Morris FS 4281. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Bright white washy slip and sand/sherd indicated manufacture in the Chaco-Cibola region. Bowl is 75% complete with roughly 25% restoration using unknown adhesive. Measurements: 21.2 cm orifice diameter, 9.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-965 A: exterior view showing bowl shape and slip-slop over exterior rim. Image AZRU1-965 B: closeup of interior design also showing washy application of...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU-00008/4986 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374152] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4986, Morris FS 4283. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand/shale temper and low fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Bowl fragments represent only about 60% of vessel. Measurements: 22 cm orifice diameter (estimate); height unknown. Image AZRU8-4986 A: bowl fragments showing painted design below rim (upper left), exterior slip-slop over rim edge (upper right), painted design on upper body sherd...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, clam shell bowl, AZRU-00001/992 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374091] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, miniature clam shell (bivalve) bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #992, Morris FS 4612. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is sand examined on the exterior base surface; bright white washy slip suggests bowl was manufactured in the Chaco Cibola region. Bowl was reconstructed with 75% original fragments and 25% unknown paster material. Measurements: 8 cm orifice diameter, 3.6 cm height. Image AZRU1-992 A: exterior view showing vessel shape. Image AZRU1-992 B:...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, effigy appendage, AZRU-00001/646 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374098] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, effigy appendage (leg/foot) (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #646, Morris FS 4619. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is medium quartz sand and slip is washy and bright white, indicating production in the Chaco Cibola region. Appendage fragment probably represents less than 10% of original effigy. Image AZRU1-646 A: side view of effigy appendage. Image AZRU1-646 B: longitudinal view of appendage. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, human effigy, AMNH29.0/6991/7321 (2004)

IMAGE [ID: 374075] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, human effigy, Accession 29.0, Catalog #6991 (Morris FS 589) and #7321 (Morris FS 913). Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is medium quartz sand and slip is bright white with washy application suggesting production in the Chaco Cibola region. Roughly 40% of effigy fragments were reconstructed with unknown adhesive and plaster material. Note: yellowish unpainted portions are plaster material reconstruction. Much of the head shape, facial features, appendages, and...


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: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, miniature shallow bowl, AZRU-00001/991 (2006)

IMAGE [ID: 374124] Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, miniature shallow bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #991, Morris FS 4613. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is unknown; bright white washy slip suggests bowl was manufactured in the Chaco Cibola region. Bowl was reconstructed with 50% original fragments and 50% unknown paster material. Measurements: 12 cm rim diameter, 3 cm height. Image AZRU1-991 A: interior view showing painted design. Note: lower half of bowl with dark color surface is a plaster material...

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