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Perishable: Twined Sandal AZRU8-2829

Creator(s): Laurie Webster

Year: 2006

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Twined Sandal, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2829. Morris FS 3687. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Distorted twined sandal with a faint brown design. Raised diamond design on underside. Cupped heel. Toe missing. Large holes at heel and ball of foot. Appear to have been trimmed. Measurements: L 26.5, W 10.5 CM. Images: AZRU8-2829 A: lower face showing raised designs. AZRU8-2829 B: lower face showing raised diamond design and colored design. AZRU8-2829 C: exterior of cupped heel 1. AZRU8-2829 D: exterior of cupped heel 2. AZRU8-2829 E: hole at heel with possibly trimmed edges. AZRU8-2829 F: interior of cupped heel 1. AZRU8-2829 G: interior of cupped heel 2. AZRU8-2829 H: midsection showing faint design. AZRU8-2829 I: raised design worked in longitudinal wrapping. AZRU8-2829 J: detail of heel.AZRU8-2829 K: detail of heel and adjacent raised design. AZRU8-2829 L: detail of midsection with brown designs. AZRU8-2829 M: detail of raised design. AZRU8-2829 N: detail of raised diamond design. AZRU8-2829 O: twined sandal, curled up. AZRU8-2829 P: upper face with faint brown design of triangles. AZRU8-2829 Q: upper surface, flattened. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of excavation is as follows: “A great quantity of Mesa Verde refuse had been cast into Room 136-2 and evenly distributed, its upper limit being nearly level at a height of 3½ feet from the floor. There was a predominant proportion of organic matter, mostly vegetable, and owing to the air space afforded by the open room beneath (Room 147) and to the 5 to 10 feet of debris above, preservation of perishable, objects was practically perfect, except in the upper 3 to 6 inches which had been moistened by rain water before the ceilings above gave way…At the center of the room, beginning 1½ feet from the floor, was about one-half cubic yard of corn tassels (Fig. 24). The tips of the plants had been broken off and tied into bouquet-shaped bundles, as flowers might be…” (Morris 1928:380).

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 AZRU8-2829. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373930) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88P5Z5H


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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