Perishable: Fabric and Plaited Sandals AMNH 29.0/7657
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Fabric and Plaited Sandals, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #7657. Morris FS 1250. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Feather-decorated yucca fabric, simple looping, 2Z-S yarns. Artifacts (a-e) are plaited sandal fragments, 2/2 twill. Images: AMNH 29.0/7657A: fragments of looped yucca fabric with feather-cord attachments. AMNH 29.0/7657B: close-up showing simple looping structure. AMNH 29.0/7657C: close-up showing feather-cord attachments 2. AMNH 29.0/7657D: close-up showing feather-cord attachments. AMNH 29.0/7657E: (a) heel fragment of a plaited sandal, irregular weave, lower face. AMNH 29.0/7657F: (a) heel fragment of a plaited sandal, irregular weave, upper face. AMNH 29.0/7657G: (b) cupped heel fragment of a plaited sandal with side loops, lower face. AMNH 29.0/7657H: (b) cupped heel fragment of a plaited sandal with side loops, upper face. AMNH 29.0/7657I: (c) portion of a 2-2 plaited sandal with cupped heel, lower face. AMNH 29.0/7657J: (c) portion of a 2-2 plaited sandal with cupped heel, upper face. AMNH 29.0/7657K: (d) small 2-2 plaited sandal fragment. AMNH 29.0/7657L: (e) finely plaited sandal, lower face. AMNH 29.0/7657M: (e) finely plaited sandal, upper face. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 48, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 48 at the time of excavation is as follows. “The floor was covered with refuse.. The greater proportion of this deposit was of vegetable substance; cornstalks, husks, tassels, and cobs, cedarbark, splinters of the same wood, as well as human excrement. This deposit of Chaco age had been completely protected from moisture and constituted, aside from some found in the caves of Del Muerto canyon, the richest repository for perishable artifacts that has come within the experience of the writer. Above this sand had worked down through the second floor before the timbers supporting the latter had failed. These had fallen in recent times, after the mound had reached its final form, as evidenced by the ragged crater left by the settling of the debris above them subsequent to their collapse” (Morris 1928:307-308).
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: Fabric and Plaited Sandals AMNH 29.0/7657. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373599) ; doi:10.6067/XCV880516Q
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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