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#131, Style III Bowl from McSherry

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of 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.

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Cite this Record

#131, Style III Bowl from McSherry. 2012 ( tDAR id: 381935) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z31ZDW


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
McSherry Ruin

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.863; min lat: 32.628 ; max long: -107.833; max lat: 32.661 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 131

tDAR_ID: 381935


owner: Arizona State Museum

Museum Number: GP04890

Site Name: McSherry

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Light restoration, Reconstructed

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Indeterminate

Rim Diameter: 26

Height: 12

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 4 sections

Layout Detail: Alternating, Explicit section boundary, Negative, Open center

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: hachure, Nested squares, diamonds, Stepped triangle

Interior Band: 2 Fat

Black/White Filename: 141220131

Black/White Directory: 14122

Color Filename: MA131

Color Image Directory: MA001

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
141220131.tif 52.84mb Mar 1, 2013 4:15:03 PM Public
ma131.tif 10.61mb Mar 1, 2013 4:15:11 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