Perishable: Plaited Mat AMNH 29.0/9927
Creator(s): Laurie Webster
Plaited Mat, Accession AMNH29.0, Catalog #9927. Morris FS 3411. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Plaited rush stem mat, 3/3 plaiting. Images: AMNH 29.0/9927A: 2-2 mat with intricate selvage. AMNH 29.0/9927B: other face showing S-twining. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 134-2, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 134-2 at the time of excavation is as follows. “In the center of the floor of Room 134-2 was a fireplace, 1 foot 7 inches in diameter and 7 inches deep. A bin 2 and one-half feet square occupied the southwest corner. The east and west walls, as well as those of the room forming the other side, were of sandstone. The door in the center of the west wall, 2 feet 5 inches wide, 4 feet high, with sill 2 feet from the floor, had been sealed from the side of this room….There was a meager amount of refuse on the floor, thickest adjacent to the bin…. In the debris above the refuse were cottonwood poles and cedar splints from the ceiling, and fragments of ornamental willow matting.” (Morris1928: 373) 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.
Cite this Record
Perishable: Plaited Mat AMNH 29.0/9927. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374623) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8M043M7
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): Lori Reed
Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster
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: 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: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, 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 Hibben Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at American Museum of Natural History, New York
Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
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