Perishable: Twined Sandal AMNH 29.0-8789
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Twined Sandal, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #8789. Morris FS 2880. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Thick, twined, yucca fiber sandal, 2?-strand twining (S), paired warps. Images: AMNH 29.0-8789A: thick twined sandal in two pieces, upper face. AMNH 29.0-8789B: thick twined sandal in two pieces, lower face. AMNH 29.0-8789C: probable cotton textile impression on heel fragment 1. AMNH 29.0-8789D: probable cotton textile impression on heel fragment 2. AMNH 29.0-8789E: close-up of weave of toe, upper face. AMNH 29.0-8789F: close-up of weave of toe, upper face 2. AMNH 29.0-8789G: close-up of heel fragment in cross-section 1. AMNH 29.0-8789H: close-up of heel fragment in cross-section 2. AMNH 29.0-8789I: side view showing distortion. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 111, Grave 25, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 111 at the time of excavation is as follows. “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. Also see: 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
Perishable: Twined Sandal AMNH 29.0-8789. Laurie Webster. 2006 ( tDAR id: 374410) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RR1WGJ
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 29.0; AMNH 29.1
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).
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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