TYPE: Tonto Red Corrugated

DATE: A.D. 1150 to 1400 (see comments)

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red or maroon slip. Smeared to nearly obliterated corrugation usually with quartz grains and/or mica abundant throughout the paste and on the surface.  Mica may be gold biotite, or silver muscovite.

COMMENTS: Dates are believed to be the same as Tonto Red.


Indented Corrugated

Smeared Indented Corrugated

Clapboard Corrugated

Smudged Corrugated

Non-smudged Corrugated

Zoned Corrugated


1Y Tonto Red Corrugated Olla

Approximate Dimensions: 16 1/2" by 16 1/4"


2Y Tonto Red Corrugated Bowl.

This bowl is unusual in that only the interior is slipped red and the exterior is not.

Approximate Dimensions: 18 3/4" by 8"



3Y Tonto Red Corrugated Bowl with a smudged interior.

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



4N Tonto Red Corrugated Bowl.

This vessels interior is a dead ringer for the Hohokam type Gila Red, with its crushed muscovite (silver mica) and slip color. The corrugated exterior is somewhat proof that the Salado merged with the Hohokam.

Approximate Dimensions: 3 7/8" by 1 5/8"




5Y Tonto Red Corrugated Jar.

This vessel also appears to show the merging of Salado and Hohokam, the fire clouds

are spot on for the Hohokam type Salt Red (Perry Mesa Variety).

Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/8" by 7 5/8"

6N Salado Tonto Red Corrugated Bowl



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