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#2287, Style III Bowl from Nan Ranch

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of Style III from the NAN Ranch Ruin, a Mimbres site in Grants County, southwestern New Mexico. Its site number is LA2465, but it is also sometimes reported as Hinton Ruin (it is on land owned by the Hinton family) or LA15049. NAN Ranch Ruin was very well preserved and contained the remains of numerous pit houses and several Classic Mimbres roomblocks, as well as a large assemblage of ceramics, lithics, and faunal material. Its occupation dates from about AD 600 to 1130. NAN has been key in the development of Mimbres pottery chronologies and architectural studies. It was excavated briefly by several parties in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, beginning in 1978, Harry Shafer of Texas A&M University began an extensive research program at the site, comprehensively reported in Shafer?s 2003 book The collections from the NAN Ranch Ruin have recently been donated to the Western New Mexico University Museum in Silver City.

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#2287, Style III Bowl from Nan Ranch. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382710) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TD9X7M


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
NAN Ranch

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.863; min lat: 32.64 ; max long: -107.817; max lat: 32.674 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2287

tDAR_ID: 382710


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 96009

Site Name: Nan Ranch

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Light restoration, Reconstructed

Wear: None

Kill Hole: Indeterminate

Rim Diameter: 22

Height: 9

Max Diameter: 24

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 4 sections

Layout Detail: Explicit section boundary, Negative, Open center, repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: hachure, Notched Triangle, triangle

Black/White Filename: 140350008

Black/White Directory: 14035

Color Filename: MA2287

Color Image Directory: MA2000

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
140350008.tif 66.82mb Mar 1, 2013 7:48:32 PM Public
ma2287.tif 9.93mb Mar 1, 2013 7:48:40 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