ELMO00000160.jpg Large Splinter AwlThumbnails"Loom Anchor"
Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)

Description: Gray-slipped, unfired “loom anchor.” Such an object might have been used to weigh down wefts during weaving; however, this technique is not known for the prehistoric Southwest, so this artifact likely served a different function.

Dimensions: L 4.9, DIAM 4.2 CM.

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), Room 20, Floor & 1 foot above.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.