TYPE: Altar Polychrome

(A.K.A. Trincheras Polychrome)

DATE:  A.D. 700 to 1150 (Heckman 2000;75)

PRIMARY BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Interiors.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Thin red and purple designs on a brown background.

Jar interiors are usually scored.

OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:

Trincheras Purple-on-Red, and Nogales Polychrome

COMMENTS: This type was first described by Arnold M. Withers, 1941, University of Arizona Master's Thesis; (pages 42-43) and was named for the Altar Valley in Sonora Mexico where it is believed to have been manufactured (supported by Jacome;1986,46).

1N Interior of Altar Polychrome Sherd

Approximate Dimensions: 3" by 2"

 

1N Altar Polychrome Bowl

 

Revised: 04/28/2013

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