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1959 Excavations, Glen Canyon Area (1960)

DOCUMENT William D. Lipe. Floyd W. Sharrock. Keith M. Anderson. David S. Dibble. Dee A. Suhm.

During 1959, the University of Utah conducted two excavation programs in the Glen Canyon area: 1) at the Coombs site, at Boulder, Utah (Lister, 1959, 1960). and 2) at a number of sites in the Glen Canyon reservoir area proper. This report presents the results of the latter program. The work was part of the Upper Colorado River Basin Archeological Salvage Project, sponsored by the National Park Service. The history of this project has been summarized in another paper in this series (Jennings...


Aztec West Ruin: Ceramic and Perishable Artifacts from the 1984 West Ruin Accession 61 Excavation Project

PROJECT Uploaded by: Lori Reed

This project includes images of ceramic and perishable artifacts from Accession AZRU-61 recovered during the 1984 Archeological Investigations for Modifications to West Ruin Drainage project. Excavations associated with the project were under the direction of Jim Trott of the National Park Service, Santa Fe support office. In addition to trench excavations in the Aztec West plaza, several rooms (225, 221, 222, 223, 129, 158(2), 204, 232, and 255) in the north and west wings of the great house...


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...


Aztec West Ruin: Perishables and Pottery from Various National Park Service Projects and Collections

PROJECT Uploaded by: Lori Reed

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...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00008/4603 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4603, Morris FS 4584. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand/sherd/shale temper in a silty, low-fired paste suggests the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Measurements: 13 cm orifice diameter (estimate); 13 cm height (estimate). Image AZRU8-4603 A: interior view of bowl sherds showing design around rim and sandal imagery on the bowl base. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West Ruin. No...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU-00001/839 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #839, Morris FS 4575. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Bright white washy slip and sand/sherd indicated manufacture in the Chaco-Cibola region. Bowl is 85% complete with restoration using unknown adhesive. Measurements: 22.4 cm orifice diameter, 9.4 cm height. Image AZRU1-839 A: closeup of interior design. Image AZRU1-839 B: view of interior design. Image AZRU1-824 C: view of exterior showing shape of bowl and slip-slop over rim edge....


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU-00008/4986 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4986, Morris FS 4283. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand/shale temper and low fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Bowl fragments represent only about 60% of vessel. Measurements: 22 cm orifice diameter (estimate); height unknown. Image AZRU8-4986 A: bowl fragments showing painted design below rim (upper left), exterior slip-slop over rim edge (upper right), painted design on upper body sherd...


Ceramic: Examples of McElmo Black-on-white, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white sherds of local and nonlocal production from Room 225, Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061. Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 27: top left: Catalog #7584 FS52 bowl rim of nonlocal origin; top right: Catalog #7968 FS173 jar fragment of nonlocal origin; bottom left: Catalog #6650 FS111 bowl rim of local origin (Animas Variety); bottom center: Catalog #6677 FS142 jar fragment of local origin (Animas Variety); bottom right: Catalog #6846...


Ceramic: Examples of McElmo Black-on-white, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white sherds from West Plaza Trench, Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061. Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 41: left: exterior view of McElmo B/w jar fragment of local (Animas Variety) origin (Catalog #9962, FS126); right: interior view of McElmo B/w bowl rim sherd of nonlocal origin (Catalog #7840, FS126).


Ceramic: Examples of worked sherds showing scallop-shaped ground edges and irregular-shaped disks from various proveniences, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Examples of worked sherds having scallop-shaped ground edges or reshaped into irregular-shaped disks from Room 225, 204, 129, and Trench X1, Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061. Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 48: top left: interior surface view of Sosi style b/w bowl sherd with scalloped-shaped edge from Trench X1, Catalog #6654 FS502; top center: interior surface view of Mesa Verde B/w bowl rim sherd with scallop-shaped edge from Room 204, Catalog #10023...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00001/1000 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #1000, Morris FS 3791. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock and sand suggesting bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Bowl is reconstructed with 80% original fragments and 20% unknown paster material. Measurements: 26 cm orifice diameter, 13.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-1000 A: oblique view of exterior showing shape of bowl and tapered rim. Image AZRU1-1000 B: view of interior showing painted design. Image...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00001/1001 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #1001, Morris FS 3792. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock/sand/shale suggesting bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Bowl is reconstructed with 80% original fragments and 20% unknown paster material. Measurements: 28 cm maximum orifice diameter (warped), 14 cm height. Image AZRU1-1001 A: oblique view of exterior showing shape of bowl, tapered rim, and isolated design below rim. Image AZRU1-1001 B: view...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00001/823 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #823, Morris FS 4568. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock, sand, and shale suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Bowl is 99% complete with one small rim fragment missing. Measurements: 19.5 cm orifice diameter, 10 cm height. Image AZRU1-823 A: Interior view showing 2 drill hole starts. Image AZRU1-823 B: interior view of bowl showing design. Image AZRU1-823 C: exterior view showing shape of bowl and...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00001/908 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #908, Morris FS 4571. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is diorite porphyry suggesting manufacture in the central Mesa Verde region. Bowl is 75% complete and had once been recontructed and restored with unknown adhesive and plaster material. Measurements: 21 cm diameter estimate. Image AZRU1-908 A: Rim fragments showing interior design and drill holes for repair. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00008/2076 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2076, Morris FS 4657. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock and sherd suggesting production at Aztec. Bowl is 95% complete with three pieces missing. Measurements: 15-17 cm orifice diameter (warped shape), 7 cm height. Image AZRU8-2076 A: closeup of interior painted design and undecorated rim. Image AZRU8-2076 B: exterior view showing shape of bowl. Image AZRU8-2076 C: interior view of bowl showing...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00008/4975 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4975, Morris FS 3793. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Temper is granular igneous rock, sand, and other crushed rock suggesting the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Bowl fragment represents only about 30% of vessel. Measurements: 25.5 cm orifice diameter (estimate); height unknown. Image AZRU8-4975 A: interior view of bowl fragment showing painted design. Image AZRU8-4975 B: exterior view of bowl fragment showing...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00008/4989 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4989, Morris FS 4582. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Granular igenous rock/sand/sherd temper and low fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Bowl fragments represent only about 30% of vessel. Measurements: 8 cm orifice diameter, 8.5 cm height. Image AZRU8-4989 A: bowl fragment showing painted design design on interior surface. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec West...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl, AZRU-00008/4990 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4990, Morris FS 4583. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sherd and indeterminate crushed rock temper suggests the bowl was manufactured in the central Mesa Verde region. Bowl fragments represent only about 70% of vessel. Measurements: 14.9 cm orifice diameter, 8.4 cm height. Image AZRU8-4990 A: bowl fragments showing painted design design on interior surface. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R, Aztec...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), ladle, AZRU-00008/2081 (2006)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), ladle (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2081, Morris FS 4663. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Diorite porphyry temper suggests the ladle was manufactured in the central Mesa Verde region. Ladle is 45% complete with half of the handle and about half of the bowl missing. Measurements: 10.5 cm orifice diameter, height unknown. Image AZRU8-2081 A: view of ladle showing interior bowl design. Image AZRU8-2081 B: view of ladle showing painted design 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 bowl, AMNH 29.0/6987 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6987, Morris FS 597. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Diorite porphyry temper indicated manufacture in the central Mesa Verde region. Reconstructed fragment represents about 30% of original bowl. Image AMNH 29.0/6987 A: exterior view. Image AMNH 29.0/6987 B: interior view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in the east wing of West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of the room at the time of...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white canteen, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white canteen (vaguely football shaped), Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061, Catalog #9939 (FS 251). Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 15: exterior view of canteen showing painted design and two single coil handles on upper body. Canteen recovered from Room 225.


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white ladle AZRU8-2073 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white ladle, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #2073. Morris FS 5131. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Ladle is 80% complete. Measurements: 10.7 x 9.5 cm diameter, 6.3 cm height. Granular igneous rock indicates local production. Handle is double coil style. Image AZRU8-2073 A: side view showing broken handle. Image AZRU8-2073 B: side view showing wear on the rim. Image AZRU8-2073 C: top view showing interior painted design....


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white rim sherds, Accession AZRU-00061 (2005)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Examples of McElmo Black-on-white rim sherds from Room 225, Aztec West Ruin, Accession AZRU-00061. Analysis by Tori Myers and Lori Reed, 2005. Image Aztec Acc61 Ceramic 22: interior view showing painted designs; top row: Catalog #7593 FS169; Catalog #7236 FS170; Catalog #7997 FS594; Catalog #6677 FS142; Catalog #6832 FS170; Catalog #7314 FS162; Catalog #7968 FS173; Catalog#7973 FS172.


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white votive plate AZRU1-1021 (2011)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, votive plate, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #1021, Morris FS 5478. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Vessel form is a shallow plate with single handle attached; offset painted zoomorphic figure suggests use as a votive container. The head, neck, and right arm of the zoomorphic figure is a restoration of the plate using tinted plaster or other material and commercial paint. Original shape of head is unknown. Measurements: 20.1 cm diameter, 3.8 cm height. Image AZRU1-1021 A:...

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