HOHOKAM (TUCSON AREA)
GILA PLAIN OF THE TUCSON PHASE
TYPE: Tucson Phase Gila Plain
DATE: A.D. 1300 to 1450+ (Wallace 2003;22)
See General Description of Gila Plain
COMMON FORMS: Bowls and jars.
COMMON COLORS: Brown, can be tan to brown to orange to black.
MICACEOUS TEMPER: 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.
Non-Micaceous (or very little)
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