Ceramic: Pueblo III Corrugated, olla, AZRU1-920
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Mesa Verde style corrugated, olla, complete vessel. Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog #920. Morris FS 5422. Analyzed by Lori Reed, 2011. Granular igneous temper indicating local production. Lightly indented, clapboard zoned corrugations partly obliterated. Measurements: 29 cm rim diameter, 23.5 cm orifice diameter, 38 cm max diameter, 38 cm height. Image AZRU1-920A: exterior view. Image AZRU1-920B: exterior view. Image AZRU1-920C: base view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 188B Aztec West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of Rooms 188A, B, and C at the time of excavation is as follows. “Above Room 188 and extending eastward over a part of the next room had been a late dwelling of which three chambers had not been eroded beyond recognition. ….Room 188a lay above the northeast center of Room 188 at the level of the top of the east wall…. The distance between the floors was 10 feet 8 inches. ….The floor was of tramped adobe. In the center was a circular fireplace….The walls had been plastered with adobe…..Room 188a was built on after Rooms 188b and 188c were constructed. The lowest floor [of Room 188b] was on a level with that of Room 188a. It was of plain adobe. On top of it was a 1-foot 2-inch fill of clean earth, then another floor which had been tinted red, as had the walls thence upward. ….Room 188c was 6 and one-half feet north and south and more than 8 feet long. The floor was 4 inches above the lower one of Room 188b….The walls of this group of chambers were poorly built of re-used sandstones, varying in thickness from 9 inches to 1 foot. ….” (Morris:1928 406-408) 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.
Cite this Record
Ceramic: Pueblo III Corrugated, olla, AZRU1-920. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374671) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QC01R7
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.
General Note: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument.
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.
|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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