Ceramic: Mesa Verde style corrugated, jar fragment, AZRU8-2095
Creator(s): Lori Reed
Mesa Verde style corrugated, jar fragment, Accession AZRU-00008 Catalog #2095. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting manufacture at Aztec. Jar fragment is the top lobe of a bi-lobed jar. Fragment represents roughly 30% of the original jar. Measurements: unknown; too fragmentary. Image AZRU8-2095 A: exterior view of bi-lobed jar fragment showing shape of rim and jar. Image AZRU8-2095 B: top view showing orifice. Image AZRU8-2095 C: top view showing interior of lobe fragment and secondary orifice. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva A.5, Aztec West Ruin Annex. Earl Morris’ (1924:246) description of Kiva A.5 at the time of excavation is as follows: “This kiva was a cylindrical pit lined with a one-course wall of cobblestones and re-used sandstones indiscriminately mixed. There had been adobe plaster, smoked black, but most of it had peeled off. The diameter was 9 feet 9 inches and the distance from floor to surface 7 feet 7 inches. Even the south banquette was absent, the walls being pierced only by the ventilator tunnel…Covering the portion of the floor not occupied by the mass [wall fall] already mentioned, there were wall stones probably allowed to fall in as the roof was being dismantled. On top of a heap of these against the west wall 1 foot above the floor was an unbroken mug (Field No. 5199) and the top of a corrugated pot of unusual form (Field No. 5200)… At the south center, 2 ½ feet from the floor, lay a large bowl inverted (Field No. 5198). The bottom had been worn completely through, then patched with a disk-shaped sherd from a corrugated pot stuck to the inner surface with pitch.”
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: Mesa Verde style corrugated, jar fragment, AZRU8-2095. Lori Reed. 2011. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 374686) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8639N34
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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