Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU8-4999
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #4999. Morris FS 4775. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is sherd and granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture in the Middle San Juan region. Vessel is 60% restored with unknown adhesive. Measurements: 10 cm diameter, 10 cm height. Image AZRU8-4999 A: view of exterior showing painted design. Image AZRU8-4999 B: exterior view showing painted designs. Image AZRU8-4999 C: interior view showing painted design. Image AZRU8-4999 D: closeup of interior painted design. Image AZRU8-4999 E: view of exterior base showing basal abrasion. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Room 175, Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Room 175 at the time of excavation is as follows. “The floor of Room 175…. had been long used as evidenced by hardness and stain. About 1 foot west of the center was a nearly circular fireplace….lined with sandstones set on edge so that they reached 2 to 3 inches above the floor. Refuse…completely filled the chamber, with the exception of a surface layer….composed of material fallen from the walls of Rooms 188a and 188b. Burials Nos. 84 to 87 inclusive were in the refuse and from it came parts of eleven pottery vessels….The original north wall had fallen or been torn down to within 4 feet of its west end and finally re-built with much more carelessly laid masonry. No doorways are observable either in this room or in Room 188.” (Morris 1928:408) 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 burials 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: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AZRU8-4999. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374666) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82B8WT9
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
General Note: 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.
General Note: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, 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.
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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