Perishable: Pot Rest AMNH 29.0/8288
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Pot Rest, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #8288. Morris FS 1784. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Plaited pot rest with 2/2 twill, yucca leaf and grass. Image: AMNH 29.0/8288A: plaited pot rest. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 179-2, Aztec West Ruin. Morris (1928:375-376) indicates that “The ashy refuse containing some vegetable matter on the floor of Room 179-2 averaged 2 ½ feet in thickness. From it came four grooved axes, two skinning knives, a sandstone slab, flint and obsidian chips, potsherds…[long list of artifacts]...Between the refuse and the fill of wall debris were the timbers, unburned, from the ceiling, among them a few fragments of the willow mats which had completely hidden the splint layer from view. The door in the west wall was 2 feet 62 inches wide, and 4 feet 1 inch high, with sill 1 foot 9 inches from the floor. Its entire north side had been dug away by the parties who searched the ruin for open rooms during the early eighties [1880s]…They tunnelled through the east wall of this chamber into Room 189 and from the latter went on to Room 182 by tearing out the masonry which sealed the top of the south doorway…”
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 29.0/8288. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373643) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87D2S52
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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