Ceramic: McElmo Style B/W, olla, AZRU1-1030
Creator(s): Lori Reed
McElmo style black-on-white, olla, complete vessel, Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #1030, Morris FS 4868. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper could not be identified; olla assigned to a style designation. The olla has a recessed base and stubs from 2 horizontal strap handles. Image AZRU1-1030A: exterior view showing painted design and broken handles on lower body. Image AZRU1-1030B: exterior view showing broken handle stubs. Image AZRU1-1030C: oblique view of orifice and olla body. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 182 Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 182 at the time of excavation is as follows. “….an open chamber entered through the doorway communicating with Room 189, from which the early visitors had removed the masonry with which it had been sealed, contained a Mesa Verde refuse deposit varying little from 2 feet 4 inches in depth. [Specimens secured in the refuse deposits within the room included ceramics and perishable items]. Burial 88 was in the northeast corner. In the center of the east wall is a doorway, now hidden by earth which has been dug over, but not removed. This room contains no ventilator openings. Although no fireplace was observed when the contents of the room were turned, there must have been one, since the remaining patches of wall plaster were smoked black” (Morris 1928:386). 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
Ceramic: McElmo Style B/W, olla, AZRU1-1030. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374665) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85719PS
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: 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 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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