MESA VERDE GRAY WARE
(PLAIN & CORRUGATED WARES)
TYPE: Chapin Gray
DATE: A.D. 575 to 900 (Oppelt 2002:9)
KEY DIFFERENCES: Temper usually protrudes thru vessel surfaces making them somewhat rough to the touch, late examples may be smooth though.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR CHARCTERISTICS:
Tusayan Gray Ware: Lino Gray but with rounded quartz temper
TEMPER: Usually dark. Igneous rock, like Andesite or Diorite, vessels with lighter colored temper may include sandstone, occasionally micaceous particles, red Hematite.
1N Chapin Gray Vessel
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