#4780, Style II Seed Jar from Galaz

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

Year: 1979


This Seed Jar 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

#4780, Style II Seed Jar from Galaz. 1979 ( tDAR id: 382381) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8B27V4R

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Dataset Search


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
Galaz Jul-79

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.935; min lat: 32.787 ; max long: -107.906; max lat: 32.809 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 4780

Confidence: Authentic - public

Owner: Mimbres Foundation

Record Created: 1979 JUL

Museum Number: NA

Site Name: Galaz (LA635)

Vessel Form: Seed Jar

Condition: Partial

Wear: Heavy

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 10

Height: 17

Maximum Diameter: 25

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style II

Temporal Style Basis: other

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: Indeterminate

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: nested square | diamonds | Pendant triangle

Exterior Design: Geometric

b_w_image_filename: MN4780

b_w_image_directory: 14159

color_image_filename: MA4780

color_image_directory: MA4500

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