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#2654, Style III Bowl from Swarts

Year: 2012

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This Bowl is an example of 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 A comprehensive report on the site (Cosgrove and Cosgrove 1932) has recently been reprinted (

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#2654, Style III Bowl from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383080) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8125SK6


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.866; min lat: 32.685 ; max long: -107.833; max lat: 32.722 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 2654

tDAR_ID: 383080


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 96133

Site Name: Swarts

Room Number: 100

Field Number of Previous Number: 96133

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Light restoration, Reconstructed

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: In-out

Rim Diameter: 29

Height: 12

Max Diameter: 30

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: multiple rim bands, thin frame hachure

Design Class: Figurative

Layout: 2 sections

Layout Detail: Continuous, Incorporated figures, Open center, Opposed figures, repeating

Figurative General: Mammal

Figurative Specific: Antelope

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: hachure, Stepped triangle, triangle

Narrow Rim Bands: 5

Interior Band: 1 Fat

Black/White Filename: 140720002

Black/White Directory: 14072

Color Filename: MA2654

Color Image Directory: MA2500

INAA Sample Number: SWR129 Mimbres-02A Mimbres-2

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ma2654.tif 10.28mb Mar 1, 2013 9:51:08 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