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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: Bound and Knotted Yucca Leaves AZRU8-1042 (2006)

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Bound and Knotted Yucca Leaves, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #1042. Morris [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Bundle of yucca leaves tied in square knots, bound crosswise at center with additional leaves tied in square knots. Measurements: Not measured. Image: AZRU8-1042 A: Bundle of bound and knotted yucca leaves. AZRU8-1042 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...


Perishable: Cedar Bark Coil AZRU8-2892 (2006)

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Cedar Bark Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2892. Morris FS 3691. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small coil of juniper bark wrapped crosswise with same. Oval shape. Measurements: D 11.0 (ext), 5.0 (int), TH 4.0 CM Image: AZRU8-2892 A: coil of cedar bark wrapped crosswise with same. 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...


Perishable: Coiled Basket AMNH 29.1-3221 (2006)

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Coiled Basket, Accession AMNH29.1, Catalog #3221. Morris FS 3581. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Decorated, 2 rod and welt/bundle, bunched coiled basket base of sumac or willow, and yucca. Images: AMNH 29.1-3221A: decorated coiled basket base. AMNH 29.1-3221B: decorated coiled basket, side view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Grave 40, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of...


Perishable: Coiled Basket AMNH 29.1/3220 (2006)

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Coiled Basket, Accession AMNH29.1, Catalog #3220. Morris FS 3577. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Decorated coiled basket plaque of sumac or will, 3 rod, bunched. Images: AMNH 29.1/3220A: decorated coiled plaque. AMNH 29.1/3220B: decorated coiled plaque, underside. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Grave 39, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of excavation is as follows: “A great...


Perishable: Coiled Basket Plaque AZRU1-1038 (2006)

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Coiled Basket Plaque, Accession AZRU-0001, Catalog #1038. Morris FS 3602. Analyzed by Laurie Webster and Ed Jolie, 2006. Small coiled plaque with false braided rim at end of last coil. Warped. Measurements: D 13.0, TH 0.6 CM. Image: AZRU1-1038 A: Basket Plaque. AZRU1-1038 B: small coiled plaque. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room136-2, third floor, 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: Coiled Basket, AMNH 29.1/3222 (2006)

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Coiled Basket, Accession AMNH29.1, Catalog #3222. Morris FS 3582. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Decorated, 2 rod and welt/bundle, bunched coiled basket base of sumac or willow, and yucca. Images: AMNH 29.1/3222A: decorated coiled basket base. AMNH 29.1/3222B: decorated coiled basket, side view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Grave 40, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of...


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 Tassels/Yucca Chains AZRU8-780 (2006)

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Corn Tassels and Yucca Chains, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #780. Morris FS 3654. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Mass of corn tassels tied in yucca-leaf chains, 4-5 tassels per chain. Tassels arranged butt to tip. Links tied with overhand knots and a few square knots. Measurements: Each link approx 2.0 CM in diameter. Catalog card indicates original combined length of fragments was approx 30 ft. (9 meters), and that the lengths of the broken chains range from 7.6 M to 2.0 M. Images:...


Perishable: Cornhusk Container AZRU8-1398 (2006)

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Cornhusk Container, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #1398. Morris FS 3698. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small, flattened cornhusk container in a framework of wrapped and knotted yucca strips. Round in outline. Object contains a small bundle of prepared yucca fiber and an unidentified gray-green leafy material, all tied together with an overhand? knot. Measurements: L 14.0, W 12.5 CM (Flattened). Images: AZRU8-1398 A: cornhusk container in framework of yucca strips. AZRU8-1398 B: close-up...


Perishable: Cornhusk Knot AZRU8-792 (2006)

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Cornhusk or Corn Leaf Knot, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #792. Morris [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Remains of cornhusk tied in probable square knot. Measurements: L 9.5, W 3.3 CM. Image: AZRU8-792A: Cornhusk knot. 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, its upper limit...


Perishable: Cornhusk Knots AZRU8-794 (2006)

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Cornhusk Knots, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #794. Morris [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Three cornhusks tied in overhand knots. Measurements: L 18.0, W 5.0 CM (largest). Image: AZRU8-794A: Cornhusk knots. 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, its upper limit being...


Perishable: Cornhusk Package AZRU8-2785 (2006)

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Cornhusk Package, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2785. Morris AZRU 2785. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small cornhusk package bound crosswise with a strip of cornhusk tied to an overhand knot. Contains a granular substance. Measurements: L 4.2, W 3.5, TH 1.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2785 A: cornhusk package. AZRU8-2785 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...


Perishable: Cornhusk Ring AZRU8-2747 (2006)

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Cornhusk Ring, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2747. Morris FS 3682. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Tiny cornhusk ring tied in square knot. Made of twisted leaves. Morris identified material as "small yucca ring, size of finger." Measurements: L 2.5, W 2.2 CM Image: AZRU8-2747 A: tiny cornhusk ring. 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...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-1771 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #1771. Morris FS 3686. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small rectangular piece of plain-weave cloth tapered to triangular shape; one intact side selvage, others hemmed; corners cinched at intact end. Tapered portion perhaps saturated with pitch. Measurements: L 19.0, W 23.5 CM (incl. tassels). Images: AZRU8-1771 A: plain-weave cloth possibly used as a sandal liner or maize wrapper. AZRU8-1771 B: detail of possible heel area. AZRU8-1771 C: remains...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-2726 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2726. Morris FS 3685. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth. Selvages missing. Relatively coarse weave. Measurements: L 10.5, W 9.5 CM. Image: AZRU8-2726 A: fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth. 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...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-2728 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2728. Morris FS 3684. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Large fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth consisting of two pieces stitched together with two strands of 2Z-S apocynum or yucca yarn. Selvages missing. Measurements: L 22.0, W 13.0 CM. Images: AZRU8-2728 A: large fragment of cotton plain-weave cloth. AZRU8-2728 B: detail of stitching with yucca or apocynum yarns 1. AZRU8-2728 C: detail of stitching with yucca or apocynum yarns 2. Recovered...


Perishable: Cotton Cloth AZRU8-2876 (2006)

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Cotton Cloth, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2876. Morris [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of plain-weave cotton cloth with a pinkish tint (hematite?). Selvages missing. Fabric has a diagonal-twill appearance. Measurements: Images: AZRU8-2876 A: plain-weave fragment with pinkish tint. AZRU8-2876 B: other face showing pink color at ends of elements. AZRU8-2876 C: close-up showing area of red coloration. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2?, Aztec West...


Perishable: Hide Bag AZRU8-2734 (2006)

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Hide Bag, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2734. Morris FS 3703. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Oval piece of hide, edges trimmed and perforated with holes. Still stitched in one area with 2S-Z yucca? cordage. Morris: "Bag of soft-tanned hide, edges perforated for drawstring." Measurements: L 17.0, W 16.0 CM approx. Images: AZRU8-2734 A view of hide bag or cover, partially opened out. AZRU8-2734 B: remains of distorted hide bag or cover. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2,...


Perishable: Hide Fragment AZRU8-2737 (2006)

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Hide Fragment, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2737. Morris FS 3702. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Two pieces of stitched hide. One consists of two pieces sewn together with 3Z-S cotton yarn. The other four pieces are sewn together with 2(2S-Z)S and 2Z-S cotton yarn and rawhide. Measurements: Not measured. Images: AZRU8-2737 A: hide fragment consisting of two pieces stitched together with 3z-S yarn. AZRU8-2737 B: another fragment consisting of four pieces stitched together with 2z-S yarn....


Perishable: Hide Piece AZRU8-2736 (2006)

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Hide Piece, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog # 2736. Morris FS 3699. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small piece of hide with brown and tan hair. No stitching observed. Measurements: L 11.0, W 6.5 CM. Images: AZRU8-2736 A: small piece of hide with brown and tan hair. 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...


Perishable: Hide Scraps AZRU8-555 (2006)

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Hide Scraps, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #555. Morris FS 3700. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Five scraps of hide. Measurements: Not measured. Image: AZRU8-555 A: scraps of hide. 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, its upper limit being nearly level at a height of 3½ feet from the...


Perishable: Knotted Yucca Leaves AZRU8-1041 (2006)

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Knotted Yucca Leaves, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #1041. Morris [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Collection of yucca leaves tied in square knots. Measurements: Not measured. Image: AZRU8-1041: Narrowleaf yucca tied in square knots. 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, its...


Perishable: Looped Legging AZRU8-2955 (2006)

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Looped Legging, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2955. Morris [Unknown]. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragment of a looped shoe-sock or legging of turkey-feather cordage. Measurements: L 10.0, W 6.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2955 A: fragment of looped legging of turkey-feather cordage. 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...

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