#1625, uncertain Jar from Swarts

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

Year: 2012


This Jar is an example of uncertain 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

#1625, uncertain Jar from Swarts. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383657) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8G73DQ2

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.857; min lat: 32.678 ; max long: -107.824; max lat: 32.713 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 1625

tDAR_ID: 383657


owner: University of Colorado Museum

Museum Number: UC 3094

Site Name: Swarts

Within Site: 8

Vessel Form: Jar

condition: Intact

Kill Hole: Absent

Rim Diameter: na

Height: 18

Max Diameter: 19

Temporal Style: uncertain

Exterior Design: Geometric

Black/White Filename: 141360080

Black/White Directory: 14136

Color Filename: MA1625

Color Image Directory: MA1500

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
141360080.tif 23.32mb Mar 2, 2013 12:39:59 AM Public
ma1625.tif 6.81mb Mar 2, 2013 12:40:02 AM Public