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

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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

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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...


Perishable: Yucca Braid AZRU54-3536 (2006)

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Yucca Braid, Accession AZRU-00054, Catalog #3536. Other No: [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Eight-strand braid of narrowleaf yucca. Half of elements folded over and braided at one end. The others frayed or missing. At other end, one yucca element is tied around the others. Measurements: L 11.0, W 2.0 CM. Image: AZRU54-3536A: 8-strand braid of narrowleaf yucca. Recovered from Room 224, upper trash, Aztec West Ruin. Artifacts collected during 1961 West Ruin Stabilization.


Perishable: Yucca Braid AZRU8-2813 (2006)

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Yucca Braid, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2813. Morris FS 5520. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. 4-strand braid of yucca fiber. One strand is a 3-strand braid, the other three are singles. Portion of a pot bail or handle. Measurements: L 20.0, D 3.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2813 A: 4-strand yucca braid used as pot bail. Element at lower right is a 3-strand braid. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 193, Aztec West Ruin. For Room 193 Morris described typical architectural features and...


Perishable: Yucca Braid AZRU8-2814 (2006)

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Yucca Braid, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2814. Morris FS 5519. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. 4-strand braid of yucca fiber. Two strands are plied 2Z-S, one is 2S-Z, and the other is a 3-strand braid composed of 2Z-S elements. Part of a pot bail or handle. Measurements: L 30.0, D 2.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2814 A: 4-strand yucca braid used as pot bail. Element at lower right is a 3-strand braid. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room193, Aztec West Ruin. For Room 193 Morris described...


Perishable: Yucca Braid AZRU8-2836 (2006)

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Yucca Braid, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2836. Morris FS 3678 . Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. 3-strand braid of yucca leaf strips, now broken in two. Most of leaf epidermis worn away. Measurements: L 35.0, W 1.5 CM. Image: AZRU8-2836 A: 3-strand braid of yucca strips. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of excavation is as follows: “A great quantity of Mesa Verde refuse had been cast into Room 136-2...


Perishable: Yucca Braid AZRU8-2865 (2006)

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Yucca Braid, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2865. Morris FS 3680. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Thick 3-strand braid of probable yucca fiber. Measurements: L 17.0 (straightened), W 0.6 CM. Image: AZRU8-2865 A: 3-strand braid of probable yucca fiber. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of excavation is as follows: “A great quantity of Mesa Verde refuse had been cast into Room 136-2 and evenly distributed,...


Perishable: Yucca Braids AZRU8-2815 (2006)

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Yucca Braids, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2815. Morris FS 5294. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Bundle of thick 3-strand braids bound together with 2S-Z yucca cordage tied in a square knot. Includes a long coiled strand of braided yucca leaves and two short pieces of braided yucca fiber. Measurements: L 2.5 M, D 1.5 CM (leaf braid), L 40+, D 1.0 CM (fiber braid), L 27.0, W 26.0 (coiled bundle). Images: AZRU8-2815 A: bundle of 3-strand braids worked in yucca leaf and yucca fiber....

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