(Lower Santa Cruz River Valley)
TYPE: Paloparado Plain
KEY DIFFERENCES: Tool polished, lots of gritty sandy temper. Temper in Gila Plain from the Tucson area is often much finer. Usually thicker and heavier than Gila Plain vessels of equal size.
COLOR: Brown, gray, black, reddish brown.
SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Tool Polished.
TEMPER: Sandy looking rounded feldspar and tiny angular quartz.
1N Paloparado Plain Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 6 7/8" by 2 7/8"
2Y Paloparado Plain Jar.
This vessel had several cracks that the prehistoric Native potter
repaired by filling the cracks with cla.
Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 8 3/8"
This page last revised: 06/07/2010
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