Perishable: Shoe Sock, AMNH 29.1/3224_2
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Shoe Sock, Accession AMNH29.1, Catalog #3224. Morris FS 3573. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Probable shoe-sock of turkey feather and yucca fiber, simple looping. Images: AMNH 29.1/3224_2A: fragment of looped turkey-feather object, probably a shoe-sock. AMNH 29.1/3224_2B: fragment of looped turkey-feather object, other face. AMNH 29.1/3224_2C:, close-up of looped structure 1. AMNH 29.1/3224_2D: close-up of looped structure 2. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 136-2, Grave 37, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 136-2 at the time of excavation is as follows: “A great quantity of Mesa Verde refuse had been cast into Room 136-2 and evenly distributed, its upper limit being nearly level at a height of 3½ feet from the floor. There was a predominant proportion of organic matter, mostly vegetable, and owing to the air space afforded by the open room beneath (Room 147) and to the 5 to 10 feet of debris above, preservation of perishable, objects was practically perfect, except in the upper 3 to 6 inches which had been moistened by rain water before the ceilings above gave way…At the center of the room, beginning 1½ feet from the floor, was about one-half cubic yard of corn tassels (Fig. 24). The tips of the plants had been broken off and tied into bouquet-shaped bundles, as flowers might be…” (Morris 1928:380). 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. For Burial Description see Earl Morris, 1924, Burials in the Aztec Ruin and the Aztec Ruin Annex, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History Vol. XXVI, Parts III and IV, American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Cite this Record
Perishable: Shoe Sock, AMNH 29.1/3224_2. Laurie Webster. 2006 ( tDAR id: 374408) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8H993G0
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): Lori Reed
Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster
Aztec Ruins National Monument Accession Number(s): AMNH 29.1
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).
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 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.
Original Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, and NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
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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