TYPE: Tanque Verde White

DATE: AD 1125 - 1450 (Wallace 1995;465) (see comments)

COMMON FORMS: Bowls can be shallow, or hemispherical, or deep.

COMMON COLORS: White (slipped), Black (smudged), Brown (natural).


SLIP PLACEMENT: White slipped on one or both surfaces.

COMMENTS: For the same reasons Haury named both Sacaton and Santa Cruz buff types, I have named Tanque Verde White. Tanque Verde White, simply is a brownware slipped white, without painted design. It is currently only known in bowl form (4 complete and restorable vessels and several large sherds). Bowls can be slipped on both surfaces, but often is exteriorally slipped and may exhibit black smudged interiors.
COMMENTS: Dates are based on several archaeologists contributions, read article in this guide titled: Rincon -Tanque Verde Transitional Ceramics (King, 2004).


(Listed from top to bottom, the most common to the least common)

Exterior Slipped White, Interior Polished Brown

Exterior Slipped White, Interior Smudged Black

Exterior and Interior Slipped White



1N Hohokam Tanque Verde White Bowl, this variety has a white slipped

exterior and a polished brown interior.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" or 19.7cm. by 3 1/2" or 9cm.



2Y Hohokam Tanque Verde White bowl sherd, smudged variety.

Approximately 7 3/4" or 19.7cm. long.



3Y Hohokam Tanque Verde White Bowl.

This bowl is slipped on both surfaces.

Approximate Dimensions: 9" or 22.7cm. by 2 3/4" or 6.7cm.




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