Perishable: Pot Rest AMNH 29.0/7412
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Pot Rest, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #7412. Morris FS 1004. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Coil of cedar bark wrapped with corn leaves, yucca fiber. Image: AMNH 29.0/7412A: coil of cedar bark wrapped with corn leaves and yucca cordage. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 62-2, Aztec West Ruin. Morris’ (1928:317) description of Room 62-2 is as follows: “A rat nest of which the major constituent was about six bushels of cornhusks and tassels, reed stems, and cedarbark, occupied the southwest corner of Room 62-2. Among this mass were a bird bone tube, knotted yucca strips, a rectangular frame, a cedarbark pot rest, fragments of plaited matting, a plaited sandal, cotton cloth, buckskin, reed stem arrows, a smoothed stick, a carved stick, and adobe mud with a human footprint (29.0-7409-7423), and a hafted knife (29.0-7408) which lay on the floor in the northeast corner. The fallen timbers of the roof of the second story were uncharred. The door in the west wall is mentioned under Room 60-2 and the diagonal passage in the southwest corner under Room 49. The door in the middle of the north wall is 1 foot 11 inches wide, beginning 2 feet 1 inch from the floor.”
Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part V, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Perishable: Pot Rest AMNH 29.0/7412. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373538) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8542M5K
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
Contact(s): Gary Brown
Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster
Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History
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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