Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragment), AZRU-00008/4988
Creator(s): Lori Reed
McElmo Black-on-white (Early style), bowl (fragmentary), Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #4988, Morris FS 4292. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2006. Granular igenous rock temper and low fired silty paste suggest the bowl was manufactured at Aztec. Organic paint and Dogoszhi style design suggests that the bowl is mostly likely transitional between Mancos and McElmo. Bowl fragments represent only about 50% of vessel. Measurements: 26 cm orifice diameter, 12.3 cm height. Image AZRU8-4988 A: bowl fragment showing painted design design on interior surface. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva Q, Aztec West Ruin. 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: McElmo Black-on-white, bowl (fragment), AZRU-00008/4988. Lori Reed. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374153) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84B2ZP8
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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