Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH29.0/6807
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6807. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is medium quartz sand in a silty low fired paste suggesting local production at Aztec. Ladle is missing handle and base of bowl. Measurements: 8.8 cm orifice diameter, 4.3 cm height. Image AMNH 29/6807: view showing interior ladle bowl design. Note: rim portion on right side of ladle has missing rim decoration due to dipper wear. The missing handle would have been attached on the exterior surface on opposite side of ladle from dipper wear. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva D, Aztec West Ruin. Morris describes Kiva D as having “been burned before its original contents were removed….Quantities of charcoal covered the floor. The adobe from the roof was fused in places and in others burned to the consistency of brick. The space above was filled by fallen masonry” (Earl Morris 1916-1923 unpublished “Kiva Notes”; on file at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico). Morris (1924:212) also indicates that the bodies of four individuals were in the kiva at the time of burning. “Pottery vessels and other objects were scattered about on the floor and on the banquettes as if left where convenience dictated by those accustomed to frequent the chamber” (Morris 1924:212). Reference: Earl Morris, 1924, Burials in the Aztec Ruin and the Aztec Ruin Annex, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History Vol. XXVI, Parts III and IV, American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH29.0/6807. Lori Reed. 2004. Image: Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 372067) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MG7MX8
Aztec Ruins, West Ruin
Late Chacoan - Post Chacoan Period
Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)
Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)
min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contributor(s): Aztec Ruins National Monument
Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History(s): Accession 29.0
Rights & Attribution: Artifact was collected from Aztec West Ruin excavations by Earl Morris between 1916 and 1922. Morris' excavations were sponsored and funded by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Rights & Attribution: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument.
Rights & Attribution: Publication or use of the image is restricted; permission may be obtained through consultation with American Museum of Natural History and Aztec Ruins National Monument.
Original Item: American Museum of Natural History, New York
Image: NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
Related Comparative Collections
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Hibben Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at American Museum of Natural History, New York
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
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