#2719, Style III Bowl, Other from Swarts

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

Year: 2012


This "Bowl, Other" 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 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

#2719, Style III Bowl, Other from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383145) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MK6CT4

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

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Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.856; min lat: 32.679 ; max long: -107.83; max lat: 32.719 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 2719

Confidence: Authentic - public

Owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 94458

Site Name: Swarts (LA1691)

Room Number: 5

Field Number or Old Number: 94458

Vessel Form: Bowl - other

Condition: Reconstructed, Light Restoration

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: In-out

Rim Diameter: 20

Height: 9

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: multiple rim bands

Design Class: Figurative

Layout: Central figure

Layout Detail: Central figure| Negative

Figurative General: Reptile

Figurative Specific: Turtle

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Nested chevron | Stepped fret | Zig-zag

Narrow Rim Bands: 4

Exterior Design: Geometric

Other Data: four large brown dots on exterior

b_w_image_filename: 140760005

b_w_image_directory: 14076

color_image_filename: MA2719

color_image_directory: MA2500

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