Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-852
Creator(s): Lori Reed
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
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): Gary Brown
Principal Investigator(s): Lori Reed
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.
|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|
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