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

PROJECT 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: McElmo Black-on-white bowl AZRU8-2070 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white bowl, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #2070. Morris FS 5123. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Bowl is 60% complete. Measurements: 17.9 cm diameter, 8.3 cm height. Granular igneous rock indicates local production. Image AZRU8-2070 A: interior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-2070 B: interior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-2070 C: bowl-exterior view. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 185, Burial...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, mug reshaped into jar, AZRU1-812 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, mug reshaped into small jar, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #812. Morris FS 5128. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Reshaped jar is 100% complete, but original mug form is missing the handle. As shown in images, it appears that the mug handle was broken prior to firing of the vessel. The handle stubs were ground down and the design was painted over the handle stubs. Based on the irregular shape of the mug, simplicity...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white bowl AZRU8-2065 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl. Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #2065. Morris FS 5124. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Granular igneous rock temper indicates local production. Measurements: 25 cm diameter, 10.2 cm height. Image AZRU8-2065 A: interior view. Image AZRU8-2064 B: exterior view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 185 Burial 126, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 185 at the time of excavation is as...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU1-883 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #883. Morris FS 5119. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Vessel is 99% restored with unknown adhesive. Measurements: 18.6 cm diameter, 7.9 cm height. Image AZRU1-883 A: exterior view showing isolated design element. Image AZRU1-883 B: view of isolated element on other side of exterior. Image AZRU1-883 C: closeup view...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, olla, AZRU1-902 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, olla, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #902. Morris FS 5427. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Sherd temper suggests vessel was produced in the Central Mesa Verde region. Vessel is 100% complete with about 40% reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 7 cm orifice diameter, 29 cm height. Image AZRU1-902 A: closeup view showing painted design. Image AZRU1-902 B: closeup view of painted design. Image AZRU1-902 C: side view showing shape of olla. Image AZRU1-902...


Perishable: Cedar Bark Coil AZRU8-2889 (2006)

IMAGE Laurie Webster.

Cedar Bark Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2889. Morris FS 5460. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Large coil of juniper bark wrapped crosswise with same. Measurements: D 23.0 (ext), 1.5 (int), TH 3.5 CM. Image: AZRU8-2889 A: coil of cedar bark wrapped crosswise with same. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 185, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 185 as having “ two feet of a very hard and compact light colored earth on a floor level that showed practically no signs of...


Perishable: Cedar Rope AZRU8-2753 (2006)

IMAGE Laurie Webster.

Cedar Rope, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2753. Morris FS 5461. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of thick 3-strand braid of juniper bark. Curved shape. Measurements: L 50.0, W 3.5 CM. Image: AZRU8-2753 A: 3-strand braided rope of cedar bark. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 185, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 185 as having “ two feet of a very hard and compact light colored earth on a floor level that showed practically no signs of use. A refuse layer was...

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