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#3021, Style III Bowl from Galaz

Year: 2012

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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,

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#3021, Style III Bowl from Galaz. 2012 ( tDAR id: 390122) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82V2GVJ


Mimbres Mogollon


Site Name

Investigation Types
Collections Research


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 550 to 1150

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.934; min lat: 32.774 ; max long: -107.9; max lat: 32.811 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)


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  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
ma3021.tif 9.65mb Mar 3, 2013 8:38:16 AM Confidential
mn3021.tif 33.18mb Mar 3, 2013 8:38:17 AM Confidential

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Contact(s): Michelle Hegmon

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America