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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...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-985 (2011)

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McElmo Black-on-white, mug, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #985. Morris FS 4928. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock and sandstone suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Vessel is 90% complete with 10% reconstructed with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 7.7 cm diameter, 7.6 cm height. Image AZRU1-985 A: top view showing orifice and painted rim design. Image AZRU1-985 B: base view. Image AZRU1-985 C: right hand...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU8-5005 (2011)

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Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #5005. Morris FS 4943. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Vessel is 80% restored with unknown adhesive. Measurements: 21 cm diameter, 8.9 cm height. Image AZRU8-5005 A: exterior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 B: exterior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 C: interior view showing painted...


Perishable: Bound Corn Tassels AZRU8-2749 (2006)

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Bound Corn Tassels, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2749. Morris FS 5038. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small bundle of corn tassels wrapped crosswise five times with narrow twigs. Measurements: L 25.0, W 6.0 where bound CM. Images: AZRU8-2749 A: bundle of corn tassels bound with twigs. AZRU8-2749 B: other face. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial...


Perishable: Coil of Twigs AZRU8-2760 (2006)

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Coil of Twigs, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2760. Morris FS 5057. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of willow? twigs wrapped crosswise with same. Some twigs still bear gray-green leaves. Measurements: D 13.0 CM. Images: AZRU8-2760 A: coil of twigs, possibly willow. AZRU8-2760 B: other face showing leaves. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation...


Perishable: Corn Tassels AZRU8-779 (2006)

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Corn Tassels, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #779. Morris FS 5037. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Mass of corn tassels in bag. They do not appear to be bound together. Measurements: Not measured. Image: AZRU8-779 A: mass of corn tassels in bag. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 180 at the time of excavation is as follows. “….fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber...


Perishable: Corncob on Reed AZRU8-2871 (2006)

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Corncob on Reed, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2871. Morris FS 5056. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Corncob mounted on a reed stem (phragmites). Corn cob mostly missing. Measurements: L 12.0, D 2.5 CM. Image: AZRU8-2871 A: corncob mounted on a reed. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed the first story filled with...


Perishable: Cornhusk Quids AZRU8-2788 (2006)

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Cornhusk Quids, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2788. Morris FS 5047. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Four wads of cornhusks. Two are folded. Measurements: Not measured. Image: AZRU8-2788 A: four cornhusk quids, two at least are rolled up. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed the first story filled with detritus from the...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-2729 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2729. Morris FS 5053. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth with intact end selvage and hemmed side selvage. Side hem secured with overcasting. Measurements: L 16.0, W 6.5 CM. Images: AZRU8-2729 A: fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth with intact end selvage and hemmed side selvage. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-2730 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2730. Morris FS 5054. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth with faint red coloration on one face. Selvages missing. Measurements: L 9.0, W 7.0 CM. Images: AZRU8-2730 A: fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth with faint red coloration. AZRU8-2730 B: detail of red-colored area 1. AZRU8-2730 C: detail of red-colored area 2. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-2776 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2776. Morris FS 5052. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth with purplish staining. End selvage present. Measurements: L 7.0, W 16.5 CM. Images: AZRU8-2776 A: plain-weave cotton cloth with intact end selvage. AZRU8-2776 B: close-up showing purplish staining. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec...


Perishable: Hide Fragments AZRU8-2742 (2006)

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Hide Fragments, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2742. Morris FS 5030. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Three pieces of hide. Largest one has stitching holes along one edge. Measurements: Not measured. Images: AZRU8-2742 A: three hide fragments tied together. AZRU8-2742 B: detail of stitch holes.AZRU8-2742 C: detail of stitch holes on one fragment. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of...


Perishable: Oval Ring AZRU8-2777 (2006)

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Oval Ring, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2777. Morris FS 5044. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Large oval ring with remains of yucca network worked in narrow strips of broadleaf yucca. Measurements: L 28.0, W 22.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2777 A: oval ring with remains of yucca network. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed the...


Perishable: Plaited Mat AZRU8-2913 (2006)

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Plaited Mat, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2913. Morris FS 5048. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Five fragments of matting, three with intricate selvages and two with rounded corners. In three fragments, wide elements alternate with narrow ones. Other body fragment has a balanced weave. Measurements: Not measured. Images: AZRU8-2913 A: fragment of 2-2 plaited mat with alternating narrow and wide elements. AZRU8-2913 B: fragment with balanced 2-2 weave. AZRU8-2913 C: another fragment with...


Perishable: Plaited Ring Basket AZRU1-1032 (2006)

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Plaited Ring Basket, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #1032. Morris FS 5550. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Ring basket with two-color (brown, natural) concentric diamond design. Measurements: D 23.0, H 9.0 CM. Image AZRU1-1032 A: plaited ring basket 2. AZRU1-1032 B: design detail, upper face. AZRU1-1032 C: detail of design, upper face. AZRU1-1032 D: plaited ring basket 1. AZRU1-1032 E: design detail, lower face. AZRU1-1032 F: plaited ring basket in exhibit case 1. AZRU1-1032 G: plaited ring...


Perishable: Plaited Sandal AZRU1-955 (2006)

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Plaited Sandal, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #955. Morris FS 5051. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fine plaited sandal with jogged toe, slightly cupped heel, and decorative border. Measurements: L 24.0, W 10.5 CM. Image AZRU1-955 A: finely plaited sandal with toe jog. Image AZRU1-955 B: detail of border weave at toe. Image AZRU1-955 C: detail of border weave, upper face. Image AZRU1-955 D: underside showing protruding elements. Image AZRU1-955 E: close-up showing protruding elements. Image...


Perishable: Sinew Piece AZRU8-2746 (2006)

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Sinew Piece, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2746. Morris FS 5029. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Piece of sinew. Measurements: L 19.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2746 A: piece of sinew. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed the first story filled with detritus from the upper walls, including the well-preserved, though broken,...


Perishable: Twig Bundle AZRU8-2766 (2006)

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Twig Bundle, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2766. Morris FS 5058. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small bundle of split twigs. Elements folded back and forth to make a rectangular package. Measurements: L 6.5, W 3.3, TH 2.2 CM. Image: AZRU8-2766 A: small bundle of split twigs. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed the...


Perishable: Twig Coil AZRU8-2770 (2006)

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Twig Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog # 2770. Morris FS 5042. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Long stick of willow or apocynum wrapped around a coil of finer stems with leaves. Measurements: L 24.0, W 20.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2770 A: long stick of probable willow tied around coil of twigs with leaves. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this...


Perishable: Willow Coil AZRU8-2757 (2006)

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Willow Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2757. Morris FS 5043. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of probable willow wrapped in one area with a separate group of twigs. Some of the willow is split lengthwise. Measurements: L 13.5, W 13.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2757 A: coil of willow bound with willow. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this...


Perishable: Willow Mat AZRU8-3408 (2006)

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Willow Mat, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #3408. Morris FS 5551. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small, rectangular willow mat threaded with 8 rows of 2S-Z AND 2(2Z-S)Z yucca cordage. The cords are tied in overhand knots at both ends. The cords at one end extend beyond the knots and may have served as handles. One side is complete, the other broken. Element diameter = 0.8-0.9 CM. Measurements: L 19.0, W 78.0 CM. Images: AZRU8-3408 A: sewn willow mat in drawer. AZRU8-3408 B: sewn willow mat...


Perishable: Yucca Cordage AZRU8-2900 (2006)

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Yucca Cordage, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2900. Morris FS 5049. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Bundle of feather- and fur-wrapped yucca cordage wrapped crosswise with same. Some cordage stained bright red, probably with hematite. Feathers and fur mostly missing. Measurements: Not measured. Image: AZRU8-2900 A: bundle of feather- and fur-wrapped cordage. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later...


Perishable: Yucca Ties AZRU8-2861 (2006)

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Yucca Ties, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2861. Morris FS 5045. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Collection of yucca ties of narrowleaf and broadleaf yucca tied with square knots. Measurements: L 30.0, W 14.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2861 A: collection of yucca-leaf ties with square knots. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 180, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed...

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