TYPE: Lino Gray

A.K.A. Obelisk Gray

DATE: A.D. 500 to early 900's (Oppelt,2002:30)

KEY DIFFERENCES: Rough exterior, often quartz-sand protrudes thru surface.

TEMPER: Quartz - sand

Comments: Polished variety has been known in the past as Obelisk Gray and Lino Polished.


Polished (smooth)

Un-Polished (rough)

Close-up of typical Lino Gray Surface



1N Anasazi Lino Gray Pitcher (Un-polished Variety).




2Y Anasazi Lino Gray Pitcher (Un-polished Variety).

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 5 3/4"


3Y Anasazi Lino Gray Ladle

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 3 1/4" by 1 1/2"



4Y Anasazi Lino Gray Ladle

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 3 7/8" by 1 7/8"



Recommended Reading:

Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona

By Alfred Vincent Kidder & Samuel J. Guernsey, 1919 (Reprint)

Shabik'eschee Village: A Late Basketmaker Site in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

By Frank H. Roberts, 1929 Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 92, Washington, D.C.

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

by L.L. Hargrave, 1932 Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 1, Flagstaff

Field Manual of Prehistoric Southwestern Pottery Types.

by F.M. Hawley, 1936 University of New Mexico Bulletin, Anthropology Series, Vol. 1, No. 4

Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares

by H.S. Colton & L.L Hargrave, 1937 Museum of Northern Arizona Bullletin No. 11, Flagstaff

Archaeology of Alkali Ridge, Southeastern Utah

By J.O. Brew, 1946 Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol. 21, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Sinagua: A summary of the Archaeology of the Region of Flagstaff, Arizona

By H.S. Colton, 1946 Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 22, Flagstaff

Excavations in Mesa Verde National Park.

By D. O'Bryan, 1950 Medallion Papers No. 39, Gila Pueblo, Globe, Arizona

Pipeline Archaeology

Editors F. Wendorf, N. Fox, & O.L. Lewis, 1956 Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of Northern Arizona, Santa Fe and Flagstaff

Pueblo Pottery, A.D. 400-1967

By New Mexico University, 1967 New Mexico University, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque.

Kiva, 34 (2 & 3): 58-89

Highway Salvage Archaeology in the Forestdale Valley, Arizona

By L.C. Hammack, 1969

Basketmaker III - Pueblo I Manifestations in the Rio Puerco of the East

By R.A. Bice, 1970 Albuquerque Archaeological Society Technical Note No. 1, Albuquerque

Salvage Archaeology in the Cow Springs Area

By R.R. Ambler & A.P. Olson, 1977 Museum of Northern Arizona Technical Series No 15, Flagstaff

Generations in Clay: Pueblo Pottery of the American Southwest

By A.E. Dittert & F. Plog, 1980 Northland Press, Flagstaff, Arizona

From this Earth, The Ancient Art of Pueblo Pottery

By S. Peckham, 1990 The Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe

Northern Arizona Ceramic Styles: A Field Guide for Identification

By W.A. Lucieus & D. Wilson, 1992 Center for Indigenous Studies in the Americas, Publications in Anthropology No. 1 Phoenix, Arizona

Across the Colorado Plateau, Anthropolical Studies for the Transmission Pipeline Expansion Project, Vol. XVI, Interpretation of Ceramic Artifacts

By B.J Mills, C.E. Goetze, & M.N. Zedano, 1993 Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

List of Southwestern Pottery Types and Wares with Dates and References to Descriptions and Illustrations

By Norman T. Oppelt, 2002 Oppelt Publications, Greeley, Colorado

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