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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...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2877 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2877. Morris FS 3746. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with yucca strips tied in 2 square knots. Measurements: D 18.0 (ext), 6.0 (int) CM. Image: AZRU8-2877 A: coil of corn leaves or husks wrapped crosswise with yucca strips. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 147, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 147 at the time of excavation is as follows: “the immediate floor covering was a...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2878 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2878. Morris FS 5349. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with yucca strips tied in square knots. Measurements: D 17.0 (ext), 8.0 (int) CM. Image: AZRU8-2878 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with yucca strips. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 181, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 181 as having a “considerable deposit of refuse…[continuing] well above the level of the third story…[Of...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2879 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2879. Morris FS 5350. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with yucca cordage and yucca strips tied in square knots. Measurements: D 14.0 (ext), 6.0 (int) CM. Images: AZRU8-2879 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with 2z-S and 3s-Z yucca cordage and yucca strips. AZRU8-2879 B: other face. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 181, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 181 as having a...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2880 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2880. Morris FS 3692. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with same. No center opening. Measurements: D 15.5 CM. Image: AZRU8-2880 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with same. No center opening. AZRU8-2880 B: other face. 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...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2882 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2882. Morris FS 3694. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with strips of corn leaves and cornhusks. Measurements: D 14.5 (EXT), 7.5 (INT) CM. Image: AZRU8-2882 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with same and corn husk. 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...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2883 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2883. Morris FS 3697. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with strips of same. Irregular shape. Measurements: D 10.0 (ext) 6.0 (int) CM. Image: AZRU8-2883 A: small coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with strips of same. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room136-2, 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...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2884 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2884. Morris FS 4029. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves closely wrapped crosswise with strips of same. Measurements: D 12.5 (ext) 7.0 (int) CM. Image: AZRU8-2884 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with strips of same. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 153-2, Aztec West Ruin. Concerning Room 153-2 Morris reports that “The refuse deposit in Room 153 was in reality a continuation of that in Room 136, just as...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2885 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2885. Morris FS 4030. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves closely wrapped crosswise with strips of same. Measurements: D 17.0 (ext), 8.0 (int) CM. Image: AZRU8-2885 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with same. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 153-2, Aztec West Ruin. Concerning Room 153-2 Morris reports that “The refuse deposit in Room 153 was in reality a continuation of that in Room 136, just as the latter...


Perishable: Corn Leaf Coil AZRU8-2886 (2006)

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Corn Leaf Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2886. Morris FS 5308. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with same. Measurements: D 13.5 (ext) 6.0 (int) CM. Image: AZRU8-2886 A: coil of corn leaves wrapped crosswise with same. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 189, Lower Level, Aztec West Ruin. Morris noted that Room 189 “contained the largest quantity of perishable objects from the Chaco period that have to date been taken from any chamber in...

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