TYPE: Snaketown Red-on-Buff
DATE: A.D. 700 - 750 (Wallace, 1995;465)
Usually non-porous with variable amounts of observable muscovite (silver
DESIGNS: Jar rim interiors, flare rim bowl exteriors.
COMMENTS: Snaketwon Red-on-Buff are mostly Red-on-Brown examples. Most of the buff slipped examples occur late in the phase (Haury,1976;214), however, a temperal division was apparantely never achieved. Perhaps it can be reasonable to date the buff slipped examples at approximately 725-750 A.D.
1N Hohokam Early Snaketown Red-on-Buff Incised Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 2 1/4"
2N Hohokam Early Snaketown Red-on-Buff Incised Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/8" by 1 3/8"
3N Hohokam Early Snaketown Red-on-Buff Jar
Approximate Dimensions: 3 1/2" by 2 3/4"
4N Hohokam Late Snaketown Red-on-Buff.
This miniature jar is not buff slipped but rather a polished brownware.
The closely spaced hatch-lines point to this vessel dating late in the Snaketown Phase.
Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/4" (9.5cm) by 3 1/2" (8.8cm)
5Y Hohokam Late Snaketown Red-on-Buff Jar (Buff Slipped)
Approximate Dimensions: 5 5/8" by 4 3/4"
6N Hohokam Snaketown Red-on-Buff Jar
Approximate Dimensions: 2 5/8" by 3"
7Y Hohokam Snaketown Red-on-Buff.
Exterior bowl sherds showing incising. The two sherds on the left are Early Snaketown, they have more precise incing than the two sherds on the right, which are Late Snaketown, they have less precise and less deep incising.
Sherd on far left is approximately 2 3/4" or 7cm. long.
Interiors of 7Y
The two sherds on the left are Early Snaketown showing more space between hatch lines. The two sherds on the right are Late Snaketown showing less space between hatch lines. The third sherd seems to be a nicely smudged example of Snaketown "Red-on-Buff".
8N Hohokam Snaketown Red-on-Buff Plate
Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 2 3/4"
9Y Hohokam Snaketown Red-on-Buff Bowl (not slipped)
Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 2 1/8"
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