Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, miniature jar, AMNH 29.0/9681
Creator(s): Lori Reed
McElmo Black-on-white, miniature, Accession 29.0, Catalog #9681. Morris FS 3166. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl restored with unknown adhesive; 90% complete. Image AMNH 29.0/9681 A: view of exterior base showing hard surface wear and single coil handles (one broken). Image AMNH 29.0/9681 B: exterior side view showing painted design and shape of jar. Image AMNH 29.0/9681 C: top view showing rim decoration. Image AMNH 29.0/9681D: exterior side view showing wear and chipping of rim and red pigment stain on exterior surface and broken rim. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 141, Grave 29, Aztec West Ruin. Concerning Room 141 Morris noted “Neither floor nor ceiling of Room 141 showed the slightest discoloration such as would have resulted from use as a living chamber…The ceiling support is one large pine log, extending north and south; the small poles are of cottonwood, spaced in threes. There is a ventilator opening in each end of the north wall about 2 feet below the timbers. Both the east and west walls are pierced by holes made by relic hunters many years ago” (Morris 1928:370).
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: McElmo Black-on-white, miniature jar, AMNH 29.0/9681. Lori Reed. 2004. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374089) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8F47MPM
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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