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#10067, Style III Bowl from Swarts

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of Style III from the Swarts Ruin site. Swarts ruin (sometimes known as Swartz ruin) is a Mimbres village in Grants County, southwestern New Mexico, excavated during the 1920s by H.S. and C.B. Cosgrove. The site dates from about A.D. 950 to 1175 and contained the relatively undisturbed remains of numerous pit houses and several Classic Mimbres roomblocks, as well as a large assemblage of ceramics, lithics, and faunal material. Sometime after the excavations, the site was leveled. Artifacts, photographs and field notes from the Cosgrove excavations are curated in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. Swarts is described as an example Mimbres site in Brody?s books on Mimbres pottery (1977, 2002 A comprehensive report on the site (Cosgrove and Cosgrove 1932) has recently been reprinted (

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#10067, Style III Bowl from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382438) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZG6S3M


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.856; min lat: 32.683 ; max long: -107.83; max lat: 32.708 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 10067

tDAR_ID: 382438


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 27-11-10/96213

Site Name: Swarts

Room Number: 108

Field Number of Previous Number: 96213

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Partial

Wear: None

Kill Hole: Indeterminate

Rim Diameter: 27.5

Height: 10.5

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: multiple rim bands

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 2 sections

Layout Detail: Explicit section boundary, repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Nested chevron, Nested squares, diamonds, triangle, Zig-zag

Narrow Rim Bands: 6

Color Filename: MA10067

Color Image Directory: MA10000

INAA Sample Number: SWR040 Mimbres-11 Mimbres-11

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
ma10067.tif 7.04mb Mar 1, 2013 6:15:47 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