LITTLE COLORADO WHITEWARE
TYPE: Walnut Black-on-White
DATE: A.D. 1100 to 1250 (Hays-Gilpin & Hartesveldt, 1998;106)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, occasionally secondary exterior designs.
KEY DIFFERENCES: Linework is usually less than 1/2cm or 3/16" wide. All Tusayan Whiteware types have a vegetal paint (vegetal paint often looks soft or watery so the edges are not as sharp as mineral paint) and are supposed to have light paste. All Little Colorado Whiteware types have vegetal paint and are supposed to have a dark paste. Mesa Verde Whiteware types may have mineral or vegetal paint. See article titled General Pottery Descriptions.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:
Cibola Whiteware: Escavada Black-on-White (fine line)
1N Walnut Black-on-White Pitcher with Effigy Handle.
2N Walnut Black-on-White Bowl
3Y Walnut Black-on-White Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 4 3/8"
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