Perishable: Cedar Bark Coil AZRU8-2893
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Cedar Bark Coil, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2893. Morris FS 3924. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Small flattish coil of juniper bark wrapped crosswise with same. Circular shape. Measurements: D 10.5 (ext), 6.0 (int), TH 2.0 CM. Image: AZRU8-2893 A: coil of cedar bark wrapped crosswise with same. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room128-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 128-2 at the time of excavation is as follows: “At [the center of the floor] was a sandstone-lined fire pit 1 ½ feet in diameter and 5 inches deep. The south third of the room was separated from the rest by a thin partition built directly above the south pair of floor supports. A metate was in place against and parallel to the east wall, with room for the miller to kneel behind it in the northeast corner. The lip of the metate was flush with the floor and surrounded by a grist basin formed by walling the sides of a shallow pit with stones set on end…There are two niches in the north wall…” (Morris 1928:367).
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: Cedar Bark Coil AZRU8-2893. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373984) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JS9NHD
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): Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM
Aztec Ruins National Monument Accession Number(s): AZRU-00008
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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