TYPE: Tanque Verde Phase Gila Plain

DATE: A.D. 1125 to 1300 (Wallace 2003;22)

See General Description of Gila Plain

COMMON FORMS: Unshouldered as well as classic shouldered jars, bowls (often having indented bottoms), platter bowls, pitchers, lipped ollas.

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

Highly Micaceous

Non-Micaceous (or very little)
Smudged Interiors

Non-Smudged Interiors

1N  Side View


Interior                                                                    Exterior

1N Hohokam Tanque Verde Plainware bowl.  The exterior of this bowl with an indented bottom fired to several different colors.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" or 19cm. by 2 1/4" or 5.7cm.     



2Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Phase Lipped Jar.

This small jar has a very short straight neck.

Approximate Dimensions: 6" or 15.2cm by 6" or 15.2cm.



3Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Phase bowl with an indented bottom.

This bowl was found in direct association with 4Y (below) which does not have an indented bottom.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 6/8" or 17cm. by 3" or 7.6cm.



4Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Phase Bowl.

This small bowl does not have an indented bottom.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 1/2" or 11.5cm. by 2 1/2" or 6.5cm.


5Y Hohokam Tanque Verde Phase Lipped Jar.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" or 16.5cm. by 5 1/2" or 14cm.


6N Hohokam Gila Plain Highly Micaceous Dish or Shallow Bowl.

Approximate Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) by 1 1/2" (3.5cm)


6N Side View



7N Hohokam Gila Plain Miniature Childs Toy.

Approximate Dimensions: 3/4" by 5 /8"



8N Hohokam Gila Plain Miniature Plate.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/4" by 5/8" (1/4" thick)



9N Hohokam Tanque Verde Plainware Lipped Olla.

This olla has an unshouldered or round normal bottom, straight neck, and lipped rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" or 19cm. by 7 1/2" or 19cm.


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