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#4625, Style III Bowl from Old Town

Year: 1979

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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.

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Cite this Record

#4625, Style III Bowl from Old Town. 1979 ( tDAR id: 383338) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PG1RPN


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
Jan-79 Old Town

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.921; min lat: 32.507 ; max long: -107.89; max lat: 32.546 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 4625

tDAR_ID: 383338


owner: University of Arkansas Museum

Record Created Date: 1979 JAN

Museum Number: 47-133-16

Site Name: Old Town

Within Site: Tannich B.12, Creel\'s Area A

Field Number of Previous Number: Tannich B.12

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Light restoration, Reconstructed

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: In-out

Rim Diameter: 20

Height: 6.5

Max Diameter: 20

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: multiple rim bands

Design Class: Figurative

Layout: 6 sections

Layout Detail: repeating

Figurative General: Fish

Figurative Specific: Fish indeterminate

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Pendant triangle

Narrow Rim Bands: 4

Interior Band: 4 or more Fat

Other Data: plaster, paint, acid stains

Black/White Filename: MN4625

Black/White Directory: 14157

Color Filename: MA4625

Color Image Directory: MA4500

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
ma4625.tif 2.78mb Mar 1, 2013 10:57:34 PM Public
mn4625.tif 50.89mb Mar 1, 2013 10:57:35 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