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Ceramic: McElmo Style B/W, olla, AZRU1-1030

Creator(s): Lori Reed

Year: 2011

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Summary

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





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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: 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.


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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azru1-1030-c.jpg 196.04kb Jan 26, 2012 9:51:11 AM Public
azru1-1030-b.jpg 247.85kb Jan 26, 2012 9:51:12 AM Public
azru1-1030-a.jpg 188.86kb Jan 25, 2012 8:35:56 AM Public
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