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Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-852

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2011

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Summary

McElmo Black-on-white, mug (necked form), Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #852. Morris FS 2855. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec Ruin. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 6 cm orifice diameter, 10.5 cm height. Image AZRU1-852 A: top view showing orifice and rim design. Image AZRU1-852 B: top view showing orifice and rim design. Image AZRU1-852 C: base view. Image AZRU1-852 D: base view. Image AZRU1-852 E: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-852 F: front view showing design. Image AZRU1-852 G: left hand side view showing design and rim abrasion. Image AZRU1-852 H: view showing handle design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 1, Burial 1, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 1at the time of excavation is as follows. “Room 1 constituted the southeast corner of the ruin. Although in reality the terminal member of an arc-shaped row, the curve is so slight that it is scarcely noticeable….Covering the filth-stained floor was from 1 foot 3 inches to 2 feet of refuse in which the decay of perishable components was completes. This refuse was principally of Chaco age and contained numerous artifacts…..Burials Nos. 1 to 4 were in the refuse. Beneath the floor mixed earth continues to an unknown depth. Probably there is a refuse pit beneath at least a portion of its area. (Morris 1928: 268) 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: McElmo Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-852. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374565) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RJ4H3D


Keywords


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: 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: 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.


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
azru1-852-h.jpg 175.51kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:43 PM Confidential
azru1-852-b.jpg 146.56kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:44 PM Confidential
azru1-852-c.jpg 146.06kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:47 PM Confidential
azru1-852-d.jpg 140.66kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:49 PM Confidential
azru1-852-e.jpg 178.87kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:51 PM Confidential
azru1-852-f.jpg 168.96kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:52 PM Confidential
azru1-852-a.jpg 179.11kb Jan 24, 2012 11:03:39 AM Confidential
azru1-852-g.jpg 180.84kb Jan 24, 2012 12:59:56 PM Confidential

Accessing Restricted Files

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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