#74, Style III Seed Jar from Pruitt

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

Year: 2012


This Seed Jar is an example of Style III from the Pruitt Ranch site (sometimes known as the Pruitt site, Pruitt Upton Ranch site, Gorman Ranch site, and Upton-Tigner site). The Pruitt Ranch site is a large Mimbres village that straddles the Grant-Luna county line in southwestern New Mexico. The site has been dated to between A.D. 550 and 1130 and has both Late Pithouse and Classic period components. The Simons family recently donated the Pruitt Ranch site to the Archaeological Conservancy. Local residents, including Dr. Berry Bowen and family, V. F. Tannich, and Richard Eisele dug extensively at the site in the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the pottery taken by Tannich is housed at the University of Arkansas Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Many other bowls from Pruitt reside in other museums and private collections. Relatively little professional excavation has taken place at the site. Darrell Creel (University of Texas, Austin) has undertaken mapping efforts.

Cite this Record

#74, Style III Seed Jar from Pruitt. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382019) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83B5ZWB

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Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.943; min lat: 32.551 ; max long: -107.901; max lat: 32.583 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 74

Confidence: Likely authentic - public

Owner: Arizona State Museum

Museum Number: GP04943

Site Name: Pruitt (LA1117)

Vessel Form: Seed Jar

Condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Indeterminate

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 16

Height: 12

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure

Design Class: Geometric| Poor rendering

Layout: >6 sections

Layout Detail: repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: hachure | Stepped fret

Wide Rim Bands: 2

Exterior Design: Geometric

b_w_image_filename: 141220075

b_w_image_directory: 14122

color_image_filename: MA74

color_image_directory: MA001

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