TYPE: Rillito Red-on-Black

DATE: A.D. 850 - 950 (Wallace, 1995;465)

COMMON DESIGNS: Repeated elements are often arranged in concentric bands to give a spiral or whirling effect. The offset quarter design begins at this time. The “fringe” design (bands of fringe and repeated elements) which began one phase earlier and lasted one phase later, was most common during this phase.  Rillito designs often employ only one or two motifs. Exterior "helmet" bowl designs usually have four to eight (sometimes more or less, sometimes paired or tripled) equally spaced trailing lines. Opposed keys are no longer used. The "key" motif became the "wavy edged solid", and "ticked solid" in this phase. Concentric, zig-zag straight connected to wavy lines appears in this phase.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red designs painted on a black smudged background.


1N Hohokam Rillito Red-on-Black Bowl with eight exterior trailing lines.

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 4 1/4"





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