Perishable: Twined Sandal AMNH 29.0/8313
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Twined Sandal, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #8313. Morris FS 1808. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Thick, coarse, twined yucca fiber sandal, 2-strand twining (S), paired warps. Images: AMNH 29.0/8313A: coarse twined sandal fragment, probably upper face. AMNH 29.0/8313B: coarse twined sandal fragment encrusted with dirt, probably lower face. AMNH 29.0/8313C: close-up of coarse twined sandal fragment, probably lower face. AMNH 29.0/8313D: close-up of coarse twined sandal fragment, probably upper face. AMNH 29.0/8313E: close-up of toe area showing paired holes, probably upper face. AMNH 29.0/8313F: close-up of toe end, probably upper face. AMNH 29.0/8313G: cross-section of toe end showing twining over paired warps. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room125-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 125-2 at the time of excavation is as follows. “The floor of Room 125-2 was unstained by use. Covering it was from 2 to 6 inches of earth laid down in thin strata by storms. In the debris overlying the storm deposit there was much charcoal from the burned ceiling, as well as chunks of adobe from the third floor, fired from black to dull red in color and as hard as brick. Mixed with the charred material were a black-on-white mug, a polished slab, ceremonial sticks, yucca cord, five charred sandals, and an incomplete sandal, as well as a shattered mug, two dressed stone slabs, and some mosaic elements of shell and turquoise.” (Morris 1928:361) 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.
Cite this Record
Perishable: Twined Sandal AMNH 29.0/8313. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374445) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8930RTJ
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
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: 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 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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