#2490, Style II or Style III Bowl from Swarts

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

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of "Style II, 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 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

#2490, Style II or Style III Bowl from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 382914) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8G160Q4

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.858; min lat: 32.68 ; max long: -107.832; max lat: 32.716 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2490

tDAR_ID: 382914


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 96186

Site Name: Swarts

Room Number: 105

Field Number of Previous Number: 96186

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Heavy, Moderate

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 20

Height: 8

Max Diameter: 21

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style II, Style III

Temporal Style Basis: thin frame hachure, design related to the rim

Design Class: Figurative

Layout: 2 sections

Layout Detail: Opposed figures

Figurative General: Fish

Figurative Specific: Fish indeterminate

Geometric Specific: Zig-zag

Black/White Filename: 140570003

Black/White Directory: 14057

Color Filename: MA2490

Color Image Directory: MA2000

INAA Sample Number: SWR113 Mimbres-42 Mimbres-72B

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