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Perishable: Twined Sandal AZRU8-2827

Creator(s): Laurie Webster

Year: 2006

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Twined Sandal, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2827. Morris FS 5531. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Decorated twined sandal with brown scroll design. Most of toe and heel missing. Single toe loop of paired cords; remainder of toe loop missing. Design of raised diamonds on underside. Decorative brown heel. Nearly cut in half lengthwise. Edges of missing areas appear to be trimmed. Measurements: L 23.5, W 10.5 CM. Images: AZRU8-2827 A: upper face of twined sandal with brown geometric design. AZRU8-2827 B: heel finish, exterior view. AZRU8-2827 C: heel finish, interior view. AZRU8-2827 D: hole at heel, possibly trimmed. AZRU8-2827 E: hole at toe end, possibly trimmed. AZRU8-2827 F: one section of heel exterior showing three warps folded toward center. AZRU8-2827 G: other section of heel exterior showing two warps folded toward center. AZRU8-2827 H: design detail. AZRU8-2827 I: detail of raised diamond design. AZRU8-2827 J: heel detail 1. AZRU8-2827 K: detail of heel interior. AZRU8-2827 L: heel detail 2. AZRU8-2827 M: raised design. AZRU8-2827 N: underside showing raised design. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 193, Aztec West Ruin. For Room 193 Morris described typical architectural features and “refuse that had been deposited on the second floor, including fragments of a considerable number of very fine medium-sized water jars and mugs that were shattered, possibly intentionally, judging from their number and the fact that they were practically new and of the same potter. Another atypical Chaco water jar had the entire surface completely hidden by a coat of lacquer bearing an elaborate design in yellow, red, and black” (Morris 1928:362).

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: Twined Sandal AZRU8-2827. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373928) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8M9078X


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)

Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Gary Brown

Contributor(s): Lori Reed ; Anne Grulich ; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM ; Aztec Ruins National Monument

Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster

Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY


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.

Source Collections

Original Item: Property of American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Image: NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
Original Item: Housed at 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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