Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, kiva jar, AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Northern San Juan, Mesa Verde Black-on-white, kiva jar, Accession 29.1, Catalog #3212 (Morris FS 4750) and 3213 (Morris FS 4751). Catalog 3212 is the kiva jar and 3213 is the lid. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is diorite porphyry indicating production in the central Mesa Verde region. Kiva jar is restored with unknown adhesive and lid is complete. Measurements: 8 cm orifice diameter, 15.6 cm height. Image AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213 A: base view of kiva jar showing slightly recessed base and hard surface wear. Image AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213 B: side view of kiva jar showing design. Image AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213 C: top view showing kiva jar rim and painted design. Image AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213 D: top view with lid. Image AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213 E: closeup of rim. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 178, Grave 83, Aztec West Ruin. The description by Morris states that “Room 178 was one of the chambers with intact ceiling overlooked by the early settlers in the Aztec vicinity who burrowed so diligently in their search for open rooms. It was empty, except for a layer of rats' nests infiltrated with sandy earth left by the winds and rains of centuries. The Warrior's Grave, was against the north wall. There was no refuse in this chamber, the only specimen it contained, in addition to those in the burial, being a coiled basket plaque found on the floor under the doorway in the south end of the west wall. Originally there was a doorway in each end of the room. A puzzling feature of this room is a vertical row of five flat sandstones protruding 3 to 5 inches from the face of the masonry…” (Morris 1928:387)
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
Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, kiva jar, AMNH 29.1/3212, 3213. Lori Reed. 2004. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374082) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KD1WJJ
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.
Rights & Attribution: Artifact is classified as a NAGPRA item; access to the image(s) is restricted. Researchers may consult with the American Museum of Natural History and the National Park Service Aztec Ruins National Monument for permission to view image(s).
|Original Item: American Museum of Natural History, New York|
|Image: NPS, 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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