Canada Del Oro Red-on-Brown
DATE: A.D. 750-850 (Wallace, 1995;465)
COMMON BACKGROUND COLORS: Brown.
EXTERIOR TREATMENT: Many bowls lightly scored, scored jars common. Scoring
haphazard – not precise as in earlier incised types.
COMMON FORMS AND DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary designs are often painted on the
exteriors of bowls with slightly incurved rims, while the primary designs are often painted on the interiors of helmet
and flare-rim bowls, which often have secondary designs or many
trailing lines on the exteriors. Jars usually have designs that begin well below the
widest diameter and have normal round bottoms.
COMMON DESIGNS: Designs become much more extravagant than the previous
Snaketown Phase, many more life forms
and design motifs are now being painted. Positive life forms make their
appearance as well as life forms often with cross-hatched painted bodies.
Multiple “trailing lines” make their appearance on exteriors
of bowls. Other bowl exteriors may have concentric painted stars, or,
a large negative star made with connected hatched triangles pendant
from the rim. Hatching still present but scrolls not hatched as in Snaketown.
Scrolls are painted in positive form and then the “stepped greque” is usually hatch filled. Solid motifs such as keys and scrolls are common
in this phase.
COMMON DESIGN LAYOUTS: The “banded fringe” design makes
its first appearance in this phase, it is much more common in the next
phase. The offset quarter design on bowl interiors makes it’s
first appearance at this time (Quarter design layouts date back to the
oldest painted pottery of the Estrella
KEY DIFFERENCE(S): Often vessels have light scoring on the outside.
Jar designs begin below the shoulder or widest diameter. The beginning
of scrolls or the “stepped greque” can be hatched or solid.
1Y Hohokam Canada del Oro Red-on-Brown Jar with four scrolls.
Approximate Dimensions: 3 1/8" by 2 1/8"
2N Hohokam Canada del Oro Red-on-Brown Jar with six scrolls.
Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/4 " by 3"
3Y Hohokam Canada del Oro Red-on-Brown Scoop.
Approximate Dimensions: 4 1/4" by 3 1/8" by 1 3/4"
4N Hohokam Canada del Oro Red-on-Brown Jar with Horned Lizards and Snakes
Bottom row of two snakes then a row of six horned lizards, five of which have pairs of baby
snakes on their backs. Then a row of four horned lizards of which three have pairs of baby snakes.
Then a top row of two snakes. Total of ten horned lizards and 20 snakes.
Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 6 1/2"
4Y Hohokam Canada del Oro Red-on-Brown Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 2 1/4"
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