#3793, Style III Seed Jar from Mattocks

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

Year: 2012


This Seed Jar is an example of Style III from the Mattocks site, a Mimbres village in the middle Mimbres Valley, in Grants County, southwestern New Mexico. Mattocks was occupied during the Late Pithouse and Classic Mimbres periods (ca. AD 550-1130). It has eight Classic roomblocks with a total of about 180 rooms. Mattocks was partly excavated by Paul Nesbitt (Logan Museum, Beloit College) in 1929. Then, in the 1970s, it was a key focus of research by the Mimbres Foundation (LeBlanc 1983: Chapter 8, http://library.lib.asu.edu/search~S3?/aLeBlanc%2C+Steven/aleblanc+steven/1%2C2%2C16%2CB/frameset&FF=aleblanc+steven+a&9%2C%2C15), and much of the material from that work is at the Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico. Archaeology Southwest now has the easement for the Mattocks site in perpetuity.

Cite this Record

#3793, Style III Seed Jar from Mattocks. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382254) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QV3MBC

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.975; min lat: 32.82 ; max long: -107.947; max lat: 32.854 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 3793

tDAR_ID: 382254


owner: Logan Museum of Anthropology

Museum Number: 16172

Site Name: Mattocks

Within Site: rm15

Room Number: 15

Vessel Form: Seed Jar

condition: Intact

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 07

Height: 14

Max Diameter: 20

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 4 sections

Layout Detail: repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Basket weave, Diamond, Zig-zag

Interior Band: 1 Fat

Exterior Design: Geometric

Black/White Filename: 141110007

Black/White Directory: 14111

Color Filename: MA3793

Color Image Directory: MA3500

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