#506, Style III Bowl from Pruitt

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

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of Style III from the Pruitt Ranch site (sometimes known as the Pruitt site, Pruitt Upton Ranch site, Gorman Ranch site, and Upton-Tigner site). The Pruitt Ranch site is a large Mimbres village that straddles the Grant-Luna county line in southwestern New Mexico. The site has been dated to between A.D. 550 and 1130 and has both Late Pithouse and Classic period components. The Simons family recently donated the Pruitt Ranch site to the Archaeological Conservancy. Local residents, including Dr. Berry Bowen and family, V. F. Tannich, and Richard Eisele dug extensively at the site in the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the pottery taken by Tannich is housed at the University of Arkansas Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Many other bowls from Pruitt reside in other museums and private collections. Relatively little professional excavation has taken place at the site. Darrell Creel (University of Texas, Austin) has undertaken mapping efforts.

Cite this Record

#506, Style III Bowl from Pruitt. 2012 ( tDAR id: 383921) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8C24WFX

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.941; min lat: 32.543 ; max long: -107.905; max lat: 32.578 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

mimpidd_id: 506

tDAR_ID: 383921


owner: Western New Mexico University Museum

Museum Number: 1973.8.224

Site Name: Pruitt

Site Number: LA1117

Field Number of Previous Number: BE/10/161

Vessel Form: Bowl

condition: Light restoration, Reconstructed

Wear: Moderate

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 16

Height: 6

Max Diameter: na

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: multiple rim bands

Design Class: Figurative, Poor rendering

Layout: Central figure

Layout Detail: Central figure

Figurative General: Mammal

Figurative Specific: Arrow or bow or quiver, Canid indeterminate

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Nested squares, diamonds, triangle

Wide Rim Bands: 2

Black/White Filename: 141250127

Black/White Directory: 14125

Color Filename: MA506

Color Image Directory: MA500

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
141250127.tif 31.40mb Mar 2, 2013 1:53:21 AM Public
ma506.tif 5.83mb Mar 2, 2013 1:53:25 AM Public