Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-854
Creator(s): Lori Reed
McElmo Black-on-white, mug, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #854. Morris FS 4153. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is sherd with finely crushed rock suggesting manufacture in the central Mesa Verde region. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 7.4 cm orifice diameter, 9 cm height. Image AZRU1-854 A: top view showing orifice and rim design. Image AZRU1-854 B: base view. Image AZRU1-854 C: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-854 D: front view showing design. Image AZRU1-854 E: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-854 F: handle side showing design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 151, Burial 62 Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 151 at the time of excavation is as follows. “… this chamber is another long corridor like the one assumed to have occupied the area of Rooms 149, 155, 174, and 176, of the type which, as previously stated, is to be seen in Chaco pueblos of the parent cluster. Room 151…was an addition built long after the rooms to the northward.…. Extending south from this opening is a hall-like passage…..The hallway communicating with the corridor may have been an exterior entrance to the pueblo. If so, it is the only one of which a trace has been found….Covering the well-defined, but clean floor, was a thin layer of wall stones, then an intentional fill of clean earth 2 feet deep at the west end. Its surface rose gradually….In pits in this layer were Burials Nos. 63 to 71, inclusive, and Nos. 74 to 77. The fill above the clean earth was of wall wreckage and refuse in varying proportions, the former being almost pure in some places and the latter unadulterated in others. In this horizon were Burials Nos. 62, 72, 73, 78....(Morris 1928: 402-403) 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, AZRU1-854. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374566) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BC3X55
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: 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: 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.
|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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