#2071, Style II Bowl from Swarts

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

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of Style II 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 http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b4770839~S3). A comprehensive report on the site (Cosgrove and Cosgrove 1932) has recently been reprinted (http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b4816690~S3).

Cite this Record

#2071, Style II Bowl from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382511) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J10319

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Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.866; min lat: 32.678 ; max long: -107.83; max lat: 32.718 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 2071

Confidence: Authentic - public

Owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 95890

Site Name: Swarts (LA1691)

Vessel Form: Bowl

Condition: Reconstructed, Light Restoration

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 18

Height: 8

Maximum Diameter: 19

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style II

Temporal Style Basis: frame wider than hatch, design suspended from rim

Design Class: Uncertain

Layout: 2 sections

Layout Detail: Explicit section boundary| repeating

Figurative General: Indeterminate

Figurative Specific: Cormorant/anhinga| Human| Waterbird

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Concentric circle | hachure | triangle

Other Data: not listed in Swarts burial data, not burial?

b_w_image_filename: 140110006

b_w_image_directory: 14011

color_image_filename: MA2071

color_image_directory: MA2000

INAA sample : SWR083 Mimbres-1

File Information

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140110006.tif 66.28mb Mar 1, 2013 6:35:19 PM Public
ma2071.tif 8.74mb Mar 1, 2013 6:35:27 PM Public