TYPE: Rillito Phase Gila Plain

DATE: A.D. 850 to 950 (Wallace 2003;22)

See General Description of Gila Plain

COMMON FORMS: Bowls and jars, crucibles.

COMMON COLORS: Brown, can be tan to brown to orange to black.

MICACEOUS TEMPER: Variable, very little, to a high amount.

KEY DIFFRENCES: Tucson Basin Plainware usually has very little or no mica.  Gila Plain (also produced in the Tucson as well as Phoenix Basins) has visible mica-schist flakes on the surface.

COMMENTS: As discussed in the comments section under Gila Plain , forms are not always a reliable way to date plainware to phases.  The only way is by certain specific forms or treatments, or to find the plainware in direct association with other dateable ceramics.


1N Hohokam Plainware Miniature Scoop

Approximate Dimensions: 2" by 1" by 3/4"


2N Hohokam Gila Plain of the Rillito Phase Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 3 5/8"


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