Ceramic Field Identification
BACKGROUND | CHRONOLOGY
PERIOD: Late Pueblo III – Pueblo IV
DATES: A.D. 1260 – 1350
See Ware Description, except:
Temper: Consists of multi-lithic sands (monocrystalline and polycrystalline quartzs, chert, twinned and stained feldspar, and microline. Variable amounts of poorly sorted crushed sherd may be present.
Core: Pink to tan to buff
Surface Color: Orange to tan to ochre
Vessel Forms: Bowls, jars, ladles
Paint: Black to brown mineral paint composed of manganese with an organic binder.
Design: Exterior of jars and interior of bowls; a thick banding line is present just below the rim. A thin line frames the central design field. Design elements include triangles, serrate lines, hatching, interlocking keys, interlocking hatched and solid spirals.
Range: Middle Little Colorado River Valley, near Winslow, Arizona and Petrified Forest area east of Holbrook; frequent through trade at Chavez Pass; infrequent but regularly occuring in Verde Valley, Perry Mesa, and Phoenix Basin.
Cultural Association: Western Pueblo
Authored by: Erick M. Laurila
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