MOGOLLON (SOUTHERN TYPES)
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
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