Ceramic: Hunter Corrugated, jar, AZRU1-923
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Hunter Corrugated, Olla, rim portion missing, pot sits slightly off center. Accession AZRU-00001, Catalog 923. Morris FS 5171. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Trachyte temper. Measurements: 34.5 cm height, 19.4 orifice diameter (rim missing). Image AZRU1-923A: exterior view. Image AZRU1-923B: exterior view. Image AZRU1-923C: base view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of West Ruin Annex Room A.7. Earl Morris (1924: 238) provides only a cursory description of Room A.7: “Room A.7 was 11 feet long and 5 feet 9 inches wide. The depth at the south side was 2 inches; on the north, an average of 1 foot. All the walls were of cobbles…The walls and floor had been tinted red. The ceiling had been burned, apparently while the room was in use, or at least before the contents had been removed. Three large corrugated pots were crushed down along the east wall. Five feet from the east wall and 6 inches from the north was a flat metate with longer axis north and south, its mano in place upon it. Just west of the metate were a yellow blade or tcamahia (Field No. 5169) and an unusually well made ax (Field No. 5170). A large corrugated jar (Field No. 5171) was buried in the northwest corner, its mouth flush with the floor and covered with a rough slab. In the southwest corner was a potsherd scoop or scraper (Field No. 5172), and strewn over the floor were fragments composing the bottom of a bowl decorated with the drawing of a bird in full flight bearing a worm or twig-like object in its mouth (Field No. 5173).”
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: Hunter Corrugated, jar, AZRU1-923. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374672) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87943C5
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: 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.
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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