TYPE: Kiet Siel Gray

DATE: A.D. 1200 to 1300 (Oppelt 2008:21)

KEY DIFFERENCES: Abundant opaque temper. Surface is usually very rough, bumpy, deeply pitted, often coils are not completely obliterated. Scraping marks conspicous, often coarsely crazed. Rims often appear to be formed with a single very wide flattened coil. Interiors are usually bumpy and rough as well, all earlier types (except Lino Gray) are usually smoother.

COMMENTS: Similar to Lino Gray, but later in time. Compared to Lino Gray, vessels are often larger, with room ollas or jars being the most common.

1Y Kiet Siel Gray Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/8" by 4 3/8"



Recommended Reading:

Guide to Forty Types from the Hopi Country and the San Francisco Mountains, Arizona

By L.L. Hargrave, 1932

Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 1, Flagstaff

Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares

By H.S. Colton & L.L. Hargrave, 1937

Pottery Types of the Southwest: Wares 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B,

Tusayan Gray & Whiteware, Little Colorado Gray and Whiteware

By H.S. Colton, 1955 Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series 3A, Flagstaff

Prehistoric Southwest Pottery Types and Wares: Descriptions and Color Illustrations

By Norman T. Oppelt, 2007



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