MimPIDD Research Database for Download

Part of the Mimbres Pottery Images Digital Database (MimPIDD) (DRAFT) project

Year: 2019

Summary

This page allows users with permission to access and download the MimPIDD (Mimbres Pottery Images Digital Database). To access the search functions, please go to the collections page at https://core.tdar.org/collection/22070/mimbres-ceramic-database.

The users' guide can be found here https://core.tdar.org/document/455490/mimpidd-users-guide

Cite this Record

MimPIDD Research Database for Download. 2019 ( tDAR id: 381505) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KK9CNH

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Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: record

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology Search
#MimPIDD ID mimpidd_id is a unique identifier for each vessel; in some cases there are several images associated with a single vessel/ID. Most values are integers, but occasionally the integer has an alpha character included ( e.g., 99999A). There are also some decimal values (e.g., 39.1 and 39.2). Not all numbers have been assigned. The first roughly 7000 MimPIDD IDs are the same as the old Mimbres Archive number, referring to the original collection of images assembled by LeBlanc and loaned to the Maxwell Museum. “MA” seen in some comments means “Mimbres Archive.”
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Temporal Style The chronologically significant style, as per Shafer and Brewington (1995). Note that the use of multiple terms, separated by commas, indicates that the vessel could be any one of these types (e.g., Style I, Style II). In contrast, a slash (e.g., Style I/II) indicates that the vessel is intermediate between these two types. How this was determined is in Temporal Style Basis.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Maximum Diameter Measured in centimeters except where indicated.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Confidence Confidence, a new variable as of 2019, indicates how the vessel can be used for research, based on two criteria. (1) Whether it is in a public institution or a private collection. Material in private collections may be useful in some analyses, but privately owned vessels may not be published (see “Ethics and Permission to Access MimPIDD”). In many cases, vessels listed as being in private collections are no longer traceable, all that is known about them is the data in MimPIDD. (2) The likelihood that the design is authentic or has been altered. Sadly, as Mimbres pottery became more desirable and valuable in the mid-20th century, designs were sometimes altered or outright faked. In many cases, the newly painted designs – on authentic bowls – are difficult to detect (Hegmon et al. 2017). Research confidence is determined primarily based on the provenance of the vessel, that is, on what is known about how it was excavated and the subsequent history of ownership. Those professionally excavated and then deposited in a reputable institution are considered “authentic.” Those from unknown original sources that were deposited in reputable institutions before 1950 are considered “likely authentic.” Those in the Rodeck Collection, photographed primarily in 1952, are similarly considered “likely authentic” as are those in the West Collection. Vessel classified as “authentic” or “likely authentic” may have undergone heavy restoration (e.g., gluing pieces back together, filling in gaps with plaster, even enhancing painted areas), but it is unlikely that their designs were was altered or faked. “Unknown” means we do not know that the designs is authentic or likely authentic. While vessels with this classification may be useful for some kinds of research, we caution against using them in analyses that focus on the details of design content, especially those pieces that depict humans or other especially interesting scenes.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Confidence Notes VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Color Scheme How the bowl was painted. Note that B/W (black-on-white) sometimes has red paint.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Design Class General kind of design.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Figurative General General category of kind of animal or human depicted.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Figurative Specific More specific classification of what was depicted. Criteria are listed in table in "Description of MimPIDD Variables" PDF.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Geometric General General category of kind of geometric design.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Geometric Specific Specific kind/kinds of geometric design(s). Criteria are depicted in table in "Description of MimPIDD Variables" PDF.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Interior Band VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Exterior Design Refers to (rare) designs painted on the exterior of bowls.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Temporal Style Basis Text describing how the style was determined, inconsistent coding.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Layout The general structure of the design. Possibilities are illustrated in the "Descriptions of MimPIDD Variables" PDF.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Layout Detail Many terms, not specifically defined.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Narrow Rim Bands Rim bands are lines painted on interior of bowl just below rim. This variable records the number of narrow rim bands, which is difficult to determine in photographs.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Wide Rim Bands Rim bands are lines painted on interior of bowl just below rim. This variable records the number of wide rim bands.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Publication Lists what is known about where the vessel has been published. Incomplete information.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Other Data Free text describing other relevant information.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Collection Some vessels were added to MimPIDD as part of special collections. These are also available as “child” collections within MimPIDD, and those links provide detailed history of the collections. Rodeck – The Rodeck Collection consists of photographs of Mimbres pottery made by Dr. Hugo Rodeck in 1952. This material is in the University of Colorado museum’s collections (accession 2003-03). In MimPIDD, some Rodeck photos supplement other photos of known vessels, in many other cases, the Rodeck photos and data are all that is known about the vessels. A subset of the Rodeck collection consists of vessels from the NAN Ranch Ruin owned by Richard R. Ellison. West – 92 vessels originally collected by Robert W. West. The vessels were loaned to the Arizona State Museum, where they were accessioned and catalogued. They have since been sold and are thought to be private collections.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Field Number or Old Number If applicable.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Kill Hole Form How the kill hole was made (from inside out or outside in).
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Museum Number The catalog or other number used by the institution that owns the vessel.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Site Name The site where the vessel was found, if known, and the site number, if known. In a few cases information given is the general area (e.g., “Deming area”) not the specific site; in some of these cases, more detail is provided in the “within site” field.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Within Site Text describing where in the site vessel was found.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Room Number Number of room where the vessel was found, if applicable.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Wear Degree of wear that may have scraped off some of the design. The meaning of the combined terms (e.g., “Light, Moderate”) is not known. They may refer to interior/exterior or to in-between states.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Rim Diameter Diameter of the rim, measured in centimeters except where indicated. Probably measured on the interior of the vessel, as it is often smaller than the maximum diameter.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Height Maximum height, measured in centimeters except where indicated.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Owner Owner refers to the institution that owns or houses the vessel, if known. Many vessels are simply listed as being in private collections. Information on the private owners is stored in tDAR but is available only to administrators.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Record Created Date the record was created in MimPIDD.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
INAA sample Provides information on any neutral activation analysis of vessel. Sample numbers and formats vary by lab.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
color_image_directory VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
color_image_filename VARCHAR  Filename uncategorized none none true
b_w_image_directory VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
b_w_image_filename VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Kill Hole Presence or absence of a kill hole.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Vessel Form Vessel form describes the shape of the vessel.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Condition Condition describes the state of the vessel in three respects: (1) Whether it is whole or partial. (2) Whether it was intact or broken, and if broken, whether it was reconstructed; (3) whether it was restored and to what degree, including whether the kill hole was filled.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Michelle Hegmon; Steven A. Leblanc

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

File Information

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