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GRAPEVINE BROWN

DESCRIPTION: CORE: Constructed: paddle and anvil. Color: dark brown, black, oxidizes to orange in kiln. Fired: surface oxidized, core full of carbon reduced temperature not over 700 degrees C.
TEMPER: rounded grains, white, limestone, basalt ash abundant to moderate, (sometimes, not over 20%) Texture: crumbling.
WALLS: strong Fracture: crumbly
SURFACE: Color: brown Finish: no slip Texture: smoothed to rough.
FORM: jars and bowls, the bowls are often smudged.
DECORATION: none.
COMPARISON: Similar to other contemporary Sinagua Brown Ware types but differs in having limestone temper.
RANGE: East side of Anderson Mesa.

 
 

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