Perishable: Yucca Band AZRU8-2834
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Yucca Band, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2834. Morris FS 5521. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Long narrow band of yucca cordage, now broken but ends originally tied together. Original center section worked in spaced rows of overhand knots. Ends terminate in a 3-strand braid. Probably served as a tumpband. See photos of replication of the weave. Measurements: L 85.0 CM, W 2.0 CM. Images: AZRU8-2834 A: yucca band with spaced rows of knotting and braided end. AZRU8-2834 B: detail of braided end. AZRU8-2834 C: detail of knotted rows. AZRU8-2834 D: replication loosened up 2. AZRU8-2834 E: replication of row of knotting. AZRU8-2834 F: replication of row of knotting, loosened up. AZRU8-2834 G: replication, other face. AZRU8-2834 H: row of knotting, loosened up. AZRU8-2834 I: row of knotting, tightened up. AZRU8-2834 J: transition from knotted band to braid 1. AZRU8-2834 K: transition from knotted band to braid 2. AZRU8-2834 L: transition from knotted band to braid 3. AZRU8-2834 M: twelve elements folded over a row of spaced knots, then all braided together into a 3-strand braid. 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: Yucca Band AZRU8-2834. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373934) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SX6C9D
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, 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.
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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