Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, pitcher, AZRU-00008/4446
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, pitcher (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4446, Morris FS 4609. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Sand and sherd temper suggests the pitcher was manufactured in the Chaco Cibola region. Vessel is only about 30% complete and has stubs for a strap handle that is missing. As shown in the figure, the pitcher has numerous cut marks that seem to have been for carving and breaking the pitcher into fragments. Measurements: 6 cm orifice diameter (estimate); height unknown. Image AZRU8-4446 A: view of pitcher neck fragments showing incisions or cut marks into the vessel surface. Image AZRU8-4446 B: view of pitcher neck fragment showing strap handle stubs and cut marks. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva R and Q, Aztec West Ruin. Note: AZRU-00008/4393, a fragment from this same pitcher, was recovered from Kiva Q. Morris (1924:257) mentions Kiva Q as a comparison to kivas in the West Ruin Annex: "Kiva A.2 is of a different type, but from its similarity to
Kiva Q in the main ruin, which is of known Chaco age, it must be considered
contemporaneous with Kiva A.1." No other published description of Kiva Q is available. Reference: Earl Morris, 1924, Burials in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part III, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, pitcher, AZRU-00008/4446. Lori Reed. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374145) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85M63S7
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
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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