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Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, AZRU1-857

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2011

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Summary

Mesa Verde Black-on-white mug, Accession AZRU-00001 Catalog #857. Morris FS 5135. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. 100% complete with 40% reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 9.6 x 8.6 cm orifice diameter, 10 cm height. Sherd and granular igneous rock temper indicating local production. Image AZRU1-857 A: exterior side view showing design (with flash). Image AZRU1-857 B: exterior right hand side view of showing design. Image AZRU1-857 C: exterior view showing handle and painted design. Image AZRU1-857 D: exterior left hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU1-857 E: oblique angle view of base. Image AZRU1-857 F: top view showing rim decoration. Image AZRU1-857 G: top view showing rim decoration. Image AZRU1-857 H: view of base. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva A.4, refuse on floor, Aztec West Ruin Annex. Earl Morris’ (1924:245-246) description of Kiva A.4 at the time of excavation is as follows: “The diameter of Kiva A.4 was 9 ½ feet and the distance from floor to surface of the mound 7 feet. The walls were a one-course veneer of cobblestones…A deposit of refuse covered the floor to a depth of 1 foot 5 inches against the south wall, sloping thence downward and dwindling out at the center of the room. Ashes, sweepings, animal bones, and potsherds were the principal components. This deposit yielded a double-bottomed mug (Field No. 5135), two awls (Field Nos. 5136, 5138), two bone tubes (Field Nos. 5139, 5140), a deer jaw scraper (Field No. 5141), and a red crinoid stem (Field No. 5137)…”

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, AZRU1-857. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374653) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86M35F2





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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: 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: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument.


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 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

File Information

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