TYPE: Sweetwater Red-on-Gray
Non-porous with variable amounts of observable mica.
KEY DIFFERENCES: Finer linework than Estrella,
yet not as fine as Snaketown. Many
examples show deep, well executed incising. Some earlier type Estrella
phase vessels have incised coils, while Sweetwater vessels seems to be
polished smooth then incised. The incising on Sweetwater examples are
deeper than found on later or newer types, such as Snaketown and Gila
1N Hohokam Sweetwater Red-on-Gray effigy vessel
of a pregnant human female with painted hatched bands.
Approximate Dimensions: 4" (10cm) high.
2Y Hohokam Sweetwater Red-on-Gray (ca. 675-700) with vertical and horizontal
hatched triangles painted on the exterior, and diagonal hatched triangles
painted on the interior. This vessel as well as the human effigy vessel above, show that
Sweetwater Red-on-Gray is not always gray but often, and perhaps more correctly a brownware that is often fire-clouded to a gray color..
Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" or 13.2cm by 3 1/4" or 8cm
3N Hohokam Sweetwater Red-on-Gray bowl, exhibiting deep incising on the exterior.
4Y Hohokam Sweetwater Red-on-Gray sherd, showing broadline painting on a
patterned incised exterior.
4Y Same sherd showing regular sized linework on the interior.
Approximate Dimensions: 4 1/2" or 11.5cm long.
5N Hohokam Sweetwater Red-on-Gray Jar
Approximate Dimensions: 2 3/4" by 2 1/4"
6N Hohokam Sweetwater Red-on-Gray Scoop with Human Head
Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4 " by 2 1/2"
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