TYPE: Playas Red

DATE:  A.D. 700 to 1660 (Rakita and Raymond, 2003:160)


KEY DIFFERENCES: Red slip, bottoms often non-slipped. Bowl interiors usually not slipped and is the color of the natural paste (brownish), occasionally blackened yet not smudged.


Hand Smoothed



Patterned Scored


Patterned Incised





Zoned Corrugated

Indented Corrugated

Spiral Rubbed Indented Corrugated



1Y Playas Red Melon or Gourd Effigy.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 4 1/2"


2N Playas Red with four frog effigies.

This vessel is still in as found condition and not yet been professionally cleaned.



3N Playas Red Jar with Non-slipped Bottom.


4Y Playas Red Olla, orange color compared to most Playas Red vessels.

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 5 5/8"



5N Playas Red Patterned Incised Olla.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 6"



6N Casas Grandes Playas Red

Approximate Dimensions: 4 5/8" by 4 1/8"


7N Casas Grandes Playas Red Incised Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4 " by 6 1/4"




8N Casas Grandes Playas Red, Hooded Human Effigy representing a sacrifice.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 7"



9N Casas Grandes Playas Red Seedjar (was once a strap handled vessel, however

the handle broke off prehistorically and then was ground at the join for continued use)

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 4"


10N Casas Grandes Playas Red  Fully Slipped Olla with Hanging Holes

Approximate Dimensions: 7 " by 5 3/8"




11Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Basket Effigy

Approximate Dimensions: 7 5/8" by 6 3/4"



12Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Knobbed Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 5 1/4"



13Y Casas Grandes Playas Red "Star" Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 4 1/2"



14Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Patterned Incised Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 5 3/8"



15Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Fish Effigy

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 4 5/8" by 3 3/4"



16Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Incised Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 4 1/2"


17Y Casas Grandes Playas Zoned Corrugated Red Jar. This jar has a punctated rim, a clapboard corrugated neck, and an indented corrugated shoulder.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 5/8" by 4 5/8"



18Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Patterned Scored jar with a punched and drilled rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 4 3/4"



19Y Casas Grandes Playas Red Spiral Rubbed Indented Corrugated

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/8" by 4"


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