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#112, Style III Bowl from Galaz

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of Style III from the Galaz Ruin site. Galaz ruin (sometimes known as Galaz Ruin) is a Mimbres village in Grants County, southwestern New Mexico, occupied from A.D. 550 to 1350. Galaz was one of the largest villages occupied during Mimbres Classic times (A.D. 1000-1130), and it also contained numerous pithouses and a Postclassic settlement, as well as a large assemblage of ceramics, lithics, and faunal material. Originally excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by the Southwest Museum of Los Angeles and the University of Minnesota, it became a point of controversy regarding looting in the 1970s and was eventually bulldozed out of existence. Before Galaz was destroyed in the 1970s, the Mimbres Foundation conducted extensive excavations and produced a comprehensive report (Anyon and LeBlanc 1984,

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#112, Style III Bowl from Galaz. 2012 ( tDAR id: 381916) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8D79B68


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.937; min lat: 32.78 ; max long: -107.898; max lat: 32.818 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Michelle Hegmon ; Steven A. Leblanc

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 112

tDAR_ID: 381916


owner: Arizona State Museum

Museum Number: GP6511

Site Name: Galaz

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Intact

Wear: None

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 12

Height: 6

Max Diameter: 18

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure, multiple rim bands,

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: Center oriented, Other

Layout Detail: Explicit section boundary, Negative, repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: hachure, Pendant triangle, triangle

Narrow Rim Bands: 6

Black/White Filename: 141220112

Black/White Directory: 14122

Color Filename: MA112

Color Image Directory: MA001

INAA Sample Number: MVP319

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
141220112.tif 17.95mb Mar 1, 2013 4:11:18 PM Public
ma112.tif 7.31mb Mar 1, 2013 4:11:20 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America