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#2257, Style I Bowl from Galaz

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of Style I 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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#2257, Style I Bowl from Galaz. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382352) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82R3RGX


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.94; min lat: 32.774 ; max long: -107.907; max lat: 32.82 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2257

tDAR_ID: 382352


owner: Mimbres Foundation

Museum Number: LA635, 6.22.76, 77.67.16

Site Name: Galaz

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 16

Height: 6

Max Diameter: na

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style I

Temporal Style Basis: wavy hachure

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 4 sections

Layout Detail: Alternating, Explicit section boundary, Offset

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Cross-hatch, Nested chevron, triangle

Black/White Filename: 140320004

Black/White Directory: 14032

Color Filename: MA2257

Color Image Directory: MA2000

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
140320004.tif 62.17mb Mar 1, 2013 5:59:45 PM Public
ma2257.tif 8.38mb Mar 1, 2013 5:59:52 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