TYPE: Abajo Red-on-Orange

DATE: A.D. 700 to 850 (Oppelt 2008,1 )


COMMON DESIGNS: Wide straight and/or wavy lines usually encircling the vessel in a simple manor.  Some designs employ medium lines, solid flags or barbs, dots, and ticking. The wide linework can be approximately 1/4" to greater than 1" wide. Medium linework is approximately 1/8" wide.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red designs on a non-slipped orange paste.



1Y Abajo Red-on-Orange Sherds




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