Perishable: Painted Basket AMNH 29.0/7481
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Painted Basket, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog # 7481. Morris FS 1074. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Painted, clay-coating fragments from a coiled 3 rod and welt/bundle basket. Images: AMNH 29.0/7481A: painted basket, clay coating. AMNH 29.0/7481B: painted basket, clay coating showing basket impressions. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 65, Aztec West Ruin. Morris (1928:337) indicates that “The west end of the [Room 65] was filled to a depth of 7 feet with refuse which dwindled down to floor level at the east end, upon which the ceiling had fallen. The two supporting timbers, which extended from north to south, and the smaller poles as well, were of pine. The western third of the second story room had been cut off from the rest by a sandstone partition about 1 foot thick, built directly above the western log. From the refuse deposit were obtained three grooved axes, a mano, a rubbing and a polishing stone, two skinning knives, pieces of turquoise, a selenite pendant, two arrow points, a shell pendant and bead, twelve mammal bone awls, three bird bone awls, pieces of worked bone and horn, animal skulls, and numerous potsherds (29.0-7463-7505).”
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: Painted Basket AMNH 29.0/7481. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373544) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8319TSX
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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