#4267, Style II Bowl from Galaz

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

Year: 1979


This Bowl is an example of Style II 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

#4267, Style II Bowl from Galaz. 1979 ( tDAR id: 382369) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W095RJ

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Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
Apr-79 Galaz

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.932; min lat: 32.779 ; max long: -107.899; max lat: 32.818 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 4267

Confidence: Authentic - public

Owner: Mimbres Foundation

Record Created: 1979 APR

Museum Number: 77.61.1

Site Name: Galaz (LA635)

Vessel Form: Bowl

Condition: Partial, Reconstructed, Light Restoration

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Indeterminate

Rim Diameter: 23.5

Height: 08

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style II

Temporal Style Basis: suspended design

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: Indeterminate

Layout Detail: repeating

Geometric General: Curvilinear

Geometric Specific: Spiral

b_w_image_filename: MN4267

b_w_image_directory: 14153

color_image_filename: MA4267

color_image_directory: MA4000

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