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Perishable: Twined Sandal AZRU8-2828

Creator(s): Laurie Webster

Year: 2006

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Twined Sandal, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2828. Morris FS 5305. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Distorted twined sandal decorated with two pairs of crosswise brown bands. Raised diamond design on underside. Toe finish missing. Double Heel strap of 2Z-S yucca. Decorative cupped heel worked in countered twining. Relatively small size. Measurements: L 21.0, W 8.5 CM. Images: AZRU8-2828 A:upper face of distorted twined sandal. AZRU8-2828 B:lower face. AZRU8-2828 C: cross-section of 2-strand twining. AZRU8-2828 D: exterior of heel finish worked in countered twining. AZRU8-2828 E: heel exterior and heel strap. AZRU8-2828 F: heel exterior showing four rows of countered twining. AZRU8-2828 G: heel exterior, side view. AZRU8-2828 H: heel interior showing trimmed ends of warps 1. AZRU8-2828 I: heel interior showing trimmed ends of warps 2. AZRU8-2828 J: detail of faint raised diamond design. AZRU8-2828 K: heel detail. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 189, Lower Level, Aztec West Ruin. Morris noted that Room 189 “contained the largest quantity of perishable objects from the Chaco period that have to date been taken from any chamber in the western half of the pueblo. [Later occupants] laid down a 1 to 3 inch floor of adobe upon the earlier refuse and a bin was built up in the northwest corner” (Morris1928:371).

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 AZRU8-2828. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373929) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QJ7FNP


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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