#4644, Style II or Style III Bowl from Old Town

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

Year: 1979


This Bowl is an example of "Style II, 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

#4644, Style II or Style III Bowl from Old Town. 1979 ( tDAR id: 383357) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8765F8N

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Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name
Jan-79 Old Town

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.935; min lat: 32.505 ; max long: -107.898; max lat: 32.548 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Will Russell

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


General Note: A large number of the MimPIDD images are public. However, some information and some images are private and are accessible only to researchers who are approved by the MimPIDD board. To request access to the professional version of MimPIDD, please read the PDF "Ethics and Permission to Access MimPIDD," found in tDAR (http://core.tdar.org/document/381421). Please email your request to the head of the MimPIDD Board, Dr. Will Russell, at noadverseeffect@gmail.com.

Additional Metadata

#MimPIDD ID: 4644

Confidence: Likely authentic - public

Owner: University of Arkansas Museum

Record Created: 1979 JAN

Museum Number: 47-133-21

Site Name: Old Town (LA1113)

Within Site: Tannich B.20, Creel\'s Area A

Field Number or Old Number: Tannich B.20

Vessel Form: Bowl

Condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Moderate

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 27

Height: 12.5

Maximum Diameter: 28.5

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style II, Style III

Temporal Style Basis: straight hachure cannot tell if frame is thick or thin

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 4 sections

Layout Detail: Explicit section boundary| Negative| Open center| repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Greek key | nested square | diamonds | Square/rectangle

b_w_image_filename: MN4644

b_w_image_directory: 14157

color_image_filename: MA4644

color_image_directory: MA4500

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