#2258, uncertain Bowl from Galaz

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

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of uncertain 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, http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b2037447~S3).

Cite this Record

#2258, uncertain Bowl from Galaz. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382353) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z0380P

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: -107.936; min lat: 32.781 ; max long: -107.9; max lat: 32.817 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2258

tDAR_ID: 382353


owner: Mimbres Foundation

Museum Number: LA635, 29.65.23B/5, 77.67.5

Site Name: Galaz

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 14

Height: 8

Max Diameter: 20

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: uncertain

Temporal Style Basis: fine linework

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 3 sections

Layout Detail: Asymmetric, Glide symmetry, Negative

Geometric General: Combination

Geometric Specific: Greek key, Pendant triangle, Scroll, Stepped triangle, Zig-zag

Black/White Filename: 140320005

Black/White Directory: 14032

Color Filename: MA2258

Color Image Directory: MA2000

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
140320005.tif 60.92mb Mar 1, 2013 6:00:04 PM Public
ma2258.tif 9.55mb Mar 1, 2013 6:00:12 PM Public