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Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU8-5005

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2011

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Summary

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #5005. Morris FS 4943. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Vessel is 80% restored with unknown adhesive. Measurements: 21 cm diameter, 8.9 cm height. Image AZRU8-5005 A: exterior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 B: exterior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 C: interior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 D: interior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 E: interior closeup view showing abrasion on base. Image AZRU8-5005 F: closeup of interior painted design. Image AZRU8-5005 G: view of exterior base showing abrasion. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 180, Burial 100, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 180 at the time of excavation is as follows. “….fallen into ruin [before the later occupation of Aztec Ruin]. The partial excavation of this chamber revealed the first story filled with detritus from the upper walls, including the well-preserved, though broken, timbers, apparently of two ceilings…Visible in it, through the door leading into Room 147, were long slender pine poles and portions of willow mats, some of them with a striped color effect produced by alternating series of white peeled sticks with series of dark brown unpeeled ones. Extending from the upper limit of the debris to 5 feet above the level of the second floor at the west side and 7 feet at the east, was a refuse deposit containing a large number artifacts and Burials Nos. 89-101” (Morris1928:378).

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 burials 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

Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU8-5005. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374558) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8G44NW7


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)

Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Gary Brown

Contributor(s): Anne Grulich ; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM

Principal Investigator(s): Lori Reed

Repository(s): Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM ; American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY


Notes

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.

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).


Source Collections

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 American Museum of Natural History, New York
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Hibben Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
azru8-5005-a.jpg 130.86kb Jan 24, 2012 11:02:49 AM Confidential
azru8-5005-g.jpg 178.55kb Jan 24, 2012 1:42:16 PM Confidential
azru8-5005-b.jpg 128.99kb Jan 24, 2012 1:42:22 PM Confidential
azru8-5005-c.jpg 261.77kb Jan 24, 2012 1:42:25 PM Confidential
azru8-5005-d.jpg 221.30kb Jan 24, 2012 1:42:28 PM Confidential
azru8-5005-e.jpg 161.58kb Jan 24, 2012 1:42:33 PM Confidential
azru8-5005-f.jpg 136.70kb Jan 24, 2012 1:42:35 PM Confidential

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Contact(s): Gary Brown

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America