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Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-985

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2011

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Summary

McElmo Black-on-white, mug, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #985. Morris FS 4928. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: NAGPRA ARTIFACT; ACCESS RESTRICTED. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock and sandstone suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Vessel is 90% complete with 10% reconstructed with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 7.7 cm diameter, 7.6 cm height. Image AZRU1-985 A: top view showing orifice and painted rim design. Image AZRU1-985 B: base view. Image AZRU1-985 C: right hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU1-985 D: front view showing painted design. Image AZRU1-985 E: left hand side view showing design. Image AZRU1-985 F: handle side view showing design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 180, Burial 100, Aztec West Ruin. Morris described Room 180 as “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” (Morris 1928:378). 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 Burial Description 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, AZRU1-985. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374576) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8736PRG


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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
azru1-985-f.jpg 155.76kb Jan 24, 2012 1:12:30 PM Confidential
azru1-985-b.jpg 139.42kb Jan 24, 2012 1:12:32 PM Confidential
azru1-985-c.jpg 156.93kb Jan 24, 2012 1:12:34 PM Confidential
azru1-985-d.jpg 158.38kb Jan 24, 2012 1:12:36 PM Confidential
azru1-985-e.jpg 159.80kb Jan 24, 2012 1:12:38 PM Confidential
azru1-985-a.jpg 124.90kb Jan 24, 2012 11:04:03 AM Confidential

Accessing Restricted Files

At least one of the files for this resource is restricted from public view. For more information regarding access to these files, please reference the contact information below

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