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#2645, Utility Unknown from Swarts

Year: 2012

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This vessel is an example of Utility 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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#2645, Utility Unknown from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383069) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FB52TJ


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.863; min lat: 32.682 ; max long: -107.83; max lat: 32.72 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2645

tDAR_ID: 383069


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 94854

Site Name: Swarts

Room Number: 60

Field Number of Previous Number: 94854

Temporal Style: Utility

Black/White Filename: 140710002

Black/White Directory: 14071

Color Filename: MA2645

Color Image Directory: MA2500

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
140710002.tif 24.75mb Mar 1, 2013 9:48:38 PM Public
ma2645.tif 5.10mb Mar 1, 2013 9:48:42 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