#128, Style II or Style III Seed Jar from McSherry

Part of the Mimbres Pottery Images Digital Database (MimPIDD) (DRAFT) project

Year: 2012


This Seed Jar is an example of "Style II, Style III" from the McSherry site (also known as McSherry ruin). The McSherry site is located near the NAN Ranch ruin in the middle Mimbres River Valley, Grants County, New Mexico. McSherry has at least two Classic Mimbres (ca. A.D. 1000-1130) roomblocks, which were badly damaged by looters. It also has an adjacent Black Mountain phase (ca. A.D. 1200-1300) pueblo, and ceramics suggest the presence of an earlier Pithouse period occupation. Dr. Harry Shafer conducted preliminary excavations at McSherry in 1981 and undertook subsequent surface collections. Artifacts from Shafer?s excavation are curated by the Western New Mexico State University.

Cite this Record

#128, Style II or Style III Seed Jar from McSherry. 2012 ( tDAR id: 381932) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BC3ZB7

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Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
McSherry Ruin

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.864; min lat: 32.623 ; max long: -107.84; max lat: 32.665 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Will Russell

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


General Note: A large number of the MimPIDD images are public. However, some information and some images are private and are accessible only to researchers who are approved by the MimPIDD board. To request access to the professional version of MimPIDD, please read the PDF "Ethics and Permission to Access MimPIDD," found in tDAR (http://core.tdar.org/document/381421). Please email your request to the head of the MimPIDD Board, Dr. Will Russell, at noadverseeffect@gmail.com.

Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 128

Confidence: Likely authentic - public

Owner: Arizona State Museum

Museum Number: GP4895

Site Name: McSherry (LA15050)

Vessel Form: Seed Jar

Condition: Intact

Wear: Indeterminate

Kill Hole: Absent

Height: 7

Maximum Diameter: 13

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style II, Style III

Temporal Style Basis: straight hachure cannot tell if frame is thick or thin

Design Class: Geometric| Poor rendering

Layout: Indeterminate

Layout Detail: Continuous| repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: hachure | Sawtooth | Stepped triangle

Exterior Design: Geometric

b_w_image_filename: 141220128

b_w_image_directory: 14122

color_image_filename: MA128

color_image_directory: MA001

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