#2916, Style III Bowl from Galaz

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

Year: 2012


This Bowl is an example of Style III from the Galaz Ruin site. Galaz ruin (sometimes known as Galaz Ruin) is a Mimbres village in Grants County, southwestern New Mexico, occupied from A.D. 550 to 1350. Galaz was one of the largest villages occupied during Mimbres Classic times (A.D. 1000-1130), and it also contained numerous pithouses and a Postclassic settlement, as well as a large assemblage of ceramics, lithics, and faunal material. Originally excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by the Southwest Museum of Los Angeles and the University of Minnesota, it became a point of controversy regarding looting in the 1970s and was eventually bulldozed out of existence. Before Galaz was destroyed in the 1970s, the Mimbres Foundation conducted extensive excavations and produced a comprehensive report (Anyon and LeBlanc 1984, http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b2037447~S3).

Cite this Record

#2916, Style III Bowl from Galaz. 2012 ( tDAR id: 390018) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8HH6KSJ

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

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Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.934; min lat: 32.783 ; max long: -107.899; max lat: 32.808 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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Additional Metadata

MimPIDD ID: 2916

Confidence: Authentic - public

Owner: University of Minnesota

Museum Number: 2B-79

Site Name: Galaz (LA635)

Room Number: 8A

Field Number or Old Number: 2-74

Vessel Form: Bowl

Condition: Reconstructed

Wear: Light

Kill Hole: Present

Kill Hole Form: Out-in

Rim Diameter: 27

Height: 12

Color Scheme: B/W

Temporal Style: Style III

Temporal Style Basis: multiple rim bands

Design Class: Geometric

Layout: 3 sections

Layout Detail: Negative| Open center| repeating

Geometric General: Angular

Geometric Specific: Diamond | hachure | Zig-zag

Wide Rim Bands: 2

Interior Band: 1 Fat

Other Data: Mim*Classic Hemis*B 27 12 Na Interior Outside*In White Black

b_w_image_filename: MN2916

b_w_image_directory: 14140

color_image_filename: MA2916

color_image_directory: MA2500

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
ma2916.tif 10.57mb Mar 3, 2013 8:01:31 AM Confidential
mn2916.tif 48.55mb Mar 3, 2013 8:01:33 AM Confidential

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Contact(s): Michelle Hegmon