TUSAYAN GRAY WARE
(PLAIN & CORRUGATED WARES)
TYPE: Obelisk Brown
AKA: Obelisk Utility
DATE: A.D. 200 to 600 for vessels other than miniatures and pipes, A.D. 200 to 1300+ for miniature vessels, effigies, and pipes. (Reed, 2000: 207 & 217)
KEY DIFFERENCES: Early forms, usually polished, fine temper, often smooth to the touch, tan to dark brown to brown/gray in color. Miniatures and small effigies are often not polsihed. Lino Polished is usually gray in color.
TEMPER: Fine sand or sandstone if added. Temper often added to later examples.
SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Not slipped (hand smoothed). Early examples are often highly polished, late examples (after A.D. 600) are usually only hand smoothed and can be rough.
COMMENTS: The gray/brown variety for vessels other than miniatures or pipes is dated from about A.D. 500 to 600 (Reed, 2000:217).
1Y (316) Anasazi Obelisk Brown Vessel
Approximate Dimensions: 4 1/2" by 2 1/4"
2Y Anasazi Obelisk Brown Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/8" by 4"
Archaeological Background of Dates in the Early Arizona Chronology
By E.H. Morris, 1936
Tree Ring Bulletin Vol. 2, No.4, Flagstaff, Arizona.
San Juan Red Ware, Mesa Verde Gray Ware, Mesa Verde White Ware and San Juan
White Ware, Pottery Types of the Southwest 5A, 10B, and 12A.
By L.J. Abel, 1955
Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No. 3B, Flagstaff, Arizona.
By A.E. Dittert & F. Plog, 1980
Northland Press, Flagstaff, Arizona
By Kelley Hays-Gilpin & Eric van Hartesveldt, 1998
Museum of Northern Arizona
By L.S. Reed, C.D. Wilson, and K.A. Hays-Gilpin, 2000
University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City
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