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#9151, Style III Unknown from Swarts

Year: 2012

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This vessel 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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#9151, Style III Unknown from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383186) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89Z94T7


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.862; min lat: 32.685 ; max long: -107.823; max lat: 32.708 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 9151

tDAR_ID: 383186


owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Museum Number: 25-11-10/94879

Site Name: Swarts

Within Site: Room 55; Skeleton 542, against skeleton

Room Number: 55

condition: Partial

Wear: Light, Moderate

Kill Hole: Indeterminate

Rim Diameter: 24

Height: 10.5

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: one rimband,

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: Rimwall

Layout Detail: repeating

Geometric General: Combination

Geometric Specific: Scroll, Zig-zag

Wide Rim Bands: 1

Color Filename: MA9151

Color Image Directory: MA9000

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
ma9151.jpg 51.81kb Mar 1, 2013 10:25:02 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