Ceramic: Aztec Black, bowl, AMNH29.0/8701
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Aztec Black, bowl, Accession 29.0, Catalog #8701. Morris FS 2192. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not analyzed, not visible. Although temper could not be examined, the polish, color, and corrugations are similar to other vessels classified as Aztec Black. Bowl restored with unknown adhesive; 100% complete with 10% reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 24.5 cm orifice diameter; 11 cm height. Image AMNH29-8701 A: exterior view showing corrugation pattern at the rim. Image AMNH29-8701 B: interior view showing high polish (dull gray patches are reconstructed areas with unknown material). Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 111, Grave 25, Aztec West Ruin. Morris found that “Refuse had been poured into Room 111 through a stair tunnel, presumably like that described under Room 92, in the west end of the south wall. Directly beneath the opening the accumulation was 4 feet deep, sloping down to 2 ½ feet at the northwest corner, and 1 ½ feet across the east end…The wares from the refuse deposit were of Chaco type, but the majority of the vessels from the burial level were clearly and distinctly later. However, there were some possessing characters distinctive of both periods and the largest proportion of black Tularosa ware which has been observed in the entire ruin. A thick pine log had been set into the refuse 5 feet from the west wall and 2½ feet from the south, as if to hold up the south end of the western ceiling support” (Morris 1928:355). 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: Aztec Black, bowl, AMNH29.0/8701. Lori Reed. 2004. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374087) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R78CCP
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): Lori Reed
Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY
Aztec Ruins National Monument Accession Number(s): AMNH29.0
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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