TYPE: Navajo Gray

(AKA Navajo Utility)

DATE: A.D. 1800 to Present (Oppelt, 2002:37)

BACKGROUND COLOR: Gray to black.

TEMPER: Finely ground sherds.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Vessel walls are thinker than Dinetah Gray. Jar shapes lost the eccentric mid-body bulge and the bottoms became rounder. Early examples had somewhat squatty large round body shapes while most or later examples became taller and more cylindrical. Navajo Gray often has one to three concentric applied coils near the exterior rim as decoration. These applied coils are often punched with a tool or fingernail all along the coils (at closely spaced intervals) as added decoration.



1Y Navajo Gray Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/4" by 10 3/4"


2Y Navajo Gray Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/4" by 7 3/4"



3Y Navajo Gray Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 4 3/8"


4Y Navajo Gray Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/2" by 7 1/2"




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