Perishable: Yucca Cordage AZRU8-2899
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Yucca Cordage, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2899. Morris FS 4914. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Bundle of feather-wrapped yucca cordage wrapped crosswise with yucca cordage. Feathers mostly missing. Measurements: D 0.4-0.5 CM (where wrapped). Image: AZRU8-2899 A: bundle of feather-wrapped yucca cordage. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 183, Aztec West Ruin. Morris noted that “Conditions as observed in this room reveal the following sequence of events: The fill between the lower and middle floor contained wares made and used by the builders of the ruin. After the earlier use the chamber the chamber was remodeled, apparently making of it a rectangular kiva. At least they gave it three of the most essential features of this sort of chamber; a central fireplace, a deflector, and a ventilator at the south side. While the room thus equipped was in use, burials were made in the corners. After a second abandonment during which 2½ feet of debris accumulated in it, it was again re-floored and re-occupied, seemingly for a brief period. Judging from the number and nature of the objects scattered upon the ultimate floor, the final abandonment came at the close of inhabitation of the ruin as a whole” (Morris 1928:403).
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 Cordage AZRU8-2899. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373989) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RJ4GJN
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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