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Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-893

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2011

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Summary

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #893. Morris FS 5176. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock and sherd suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Wear pattern on front of mug opposite handle suggests mug was used for scooping. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 5.7 x 5.3 cm orifice dimensions, 8 cm height. Image AZRU1-893 A: top view showing orifice and rim design. Image AZRU1-893 B: top view showing orifice and rim design. Image AZRU1-893 C: base view. Image AZRU1-893 D: side of base showing abrasion from use as a scoop. Image AZRU1-893 E: side of base showing abrasion from use as a scoop. Image AZRU1-893 F: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-893 G: front view showing scoop wear at rim. Image AZRU1-893 H: side view showing design. Image AZRU1-893 I: handle view showing kokopelli design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva A.7, Burial 139 Aztec West Ruin Annex. Earl Morris’ (1924:247-248) description of Kiva A.7 at the time of excavation is as follows: “This kiva was merely a cylindrical pit unlined with masonry. Adobe plaster had been applied directly to the well-smoothed banks of the excavation. The diameter was 11 feet and it was 10 feet 3 inches from the floor to the surface of the mound at the north or highest side…No deflector or fireplace could be found. Under the floor was 1 foot of mixed earth containing some refuse, but there was no evidence of a used floor underneath it. The banks of the pit were of natural soil, hence it is evident that this earth was carried in for the express purpose of raising the floor level. Refuse completely filled the chamber and extended to the surface of the mound. It was coarse, containing many fire-broken stones, numerous deer and turkey bones, and many potsherds…”

Reference: 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, mug, AZRU1-893. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374572) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SB43SV


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: 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: 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.


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

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azru1-893-i.jpg 149.70kb Jan 24, 2012 4:00:11 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