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PRESCOTT GRAY WARE

Pottery Wares of Northern Arizona


DESCRIPTION: CORE: Construction: by paddling. Color: generally reddish in part. Fired: in oxidizing atmosphere, partly reducing. Temper: Quartz sand, crushed rock and mica; mica flakes always show on both surfaces; temper more than 50% of core. Texture: coarse. Thickness: Bowls 5.1 mm to 8 mm; average about 6.5 mm; jars, 8.9 to 10.6 mm; average about 10 mm. Fracture: crumbling. Surface: Color: exterior jars, brown or red; interior jars, generally gray, occasionally red; interior bowls, gray; exterior bowls, gray, frequently pinkish, or reddish tint. Finish: interior, irregular and bumpy; exteriors smoothed; compacted. Forms: Bowls, jars, dippers, scoops.


DECORATION: painted.
RANGE: San Francisco Mountains west to Walapai Mountains and from Santa Fe Railroad south to the vicinity of Yarnell Hill.

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Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5200, USA.
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