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#2639, uncertain Bowl from Swarts

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of uncertain 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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#2639, uncertain Bowl from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383063) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86T0MJ1


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.864; min lat: 32.673 ; max long: -107.829; max lat: 32.707 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2639

tDAR_ID: 383063


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 94812

Site Name: Swarts

Room Number: 42

Field Number of Previous Number: 94812

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Intact

Wear: Light, Moderate

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: 34

Height: 13

Max Diameter: na

Color Scheme: None

Temporal Style: uncertain

Temporal Style Basis: blank

Design Class: Blank

Layout: Blank

Layout Detail: Blank

Geometric General: Blank

Black/White Filename: 140700004;140700003

Black/White Directory: 14070;14070

Color Filename: MA2639

Color Image Directory: MA2500

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
140700003.tif 43.38mb Mar 1, 2013 9:46:47 PM Public
140700004.tif 41.05mb Mar 1, 2013 9:46:53 PM Public
ma2639.tif 11.06mb Mar 1, 2013 9:47:00 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