#7852, Style III Bowl from Old Town

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

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of Style III from Old Town (also known as Old Town Ruin) a Mimbres site in Luna County, southwestern New Mexico, near the southern end of the Mimbres River. Old Town is (along with Galaz) one of the largest Mimbres villages in the Mimbres Valley. It has hundreds of pit houses and surface rooms, with occupations dating from the Late Pithouse period through the Black Mountain Phase (ca. AD 550-1300). Old Town was very badly damaged by looters. Between 1989 and 2007 Darrell Creel (working through Texas A&M University and then the University of Texas, Austin, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management) did extensive research at the site, work that is being comprehensively reported (Creel 2006). Numerous institutions own bowls found at Old Town. Creel, Darrell (2006) Excavations at the Old Town Ruin, Luna County, New Mexico, 1989-2003. Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe.

Cite this Record

#7852, Style III Bowl from Old Town. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383247) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FB52V2

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
Old Town

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.925; min lat: 32.507 ; max long: -107.896; max lat: 32.541 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 7852

tDAR_ID: 383247


owner: St. Louis Art Museum

Museum Number: 104:1944

Site Name: Old Town

Site Number: E3504

Field Number of Previous Number: Tannich B.7

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Intact

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 22.1

Height: 9.4

Max Diameter: 22

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: fine linework, extended rim line

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 4 sections

Layout Detail: Explicit section boundary, Filled center, Offset, repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: checkerboard, Nested chevron, Stepped triangle

Wide Rim Bands: 1

Color Filename: MA7852

Color Image Directory: MA7500

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