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LITTLE COLORADO WHITE WARE

--> St. JOSEPH BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> HOLBROOK BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> PADRE BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> WALNUT BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> LEUPP BLACK-ON-WHITE


LEUPP BLACK-ON-WHITE

DATE RANGE: Probably roughly equivalent to Tusayan Black-on-white, or about A.D. 1225 to 1275. It is not clear if production of Little Colorado White Ware continued as late as A.D. 1300.

DESCRIPTION:

Construction: coiling and scraping. Fired: in a reducing atmosphere. Core: gray to dark gray. Temper: white angular fragments, sherd, with some quartz sand grains. Core Texture: medium. Surface finish: exteriors of bowls and jars carefully smoothed and covered with a conspicuous white slip. Surface Color: light gray or white. Forms: bowls, jars, dippers, pitchers. Thickness bowls: 5 to 6.4 mm. Designs: usually on bowl interiors and jar exteriors in black. Style similar to Kayenta and Wupatki Black-on-white, more black than white exposed, giving a negative pattern. Decoration: painted with organic paint.
COMPARISON: similar in design to Wupatki and Kayenta Black-on-white but differs in having a gray paste containing crushed sherds and a conspicuous white slip.
RANGE: Little Colorado River valley and tributaries between Holbrook and Leupp, Arizona.


 

 
 

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