Perishable: Coiled Basket AMNH 29.0-9685
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Coiled Basket, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #9685. Morris FS 3170. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Fragments of a one-rod coiled sumac basket. Image: AMNH 29.0-9685A: coiled basket with one-rod foundation. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 141, Grave 30, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 141 at the time of excavation is as follows. “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. 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: Coiled Basket AMNH 29.0-9685. Laurie Webster. 2006 ( tDAR id: 374435) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87S7M80
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: 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: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, 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.
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 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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