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SAN FRANCISCO Mt. WARE

--> DEADMANS GRAY

--> DEADMANS FUGITIVE RED

--> DEADMANS BLACK-ON-GRAY

--> FLOYD BLACK-ON-GRAY


DEADMANS GRAY
DESCRIPTION: CORE: Constructed: by paddling. Color: gray. Fired: in reducing atmosphere.
TEMPER: Abundant fine quartz sand; occasional grain dark angular fragment; abundant fine mica-like particles. Texture: fine.
WALLS: medium strong Fracture: slightly crumbling
SURFACE: Color: light bluish gray. Finish: exterior jar surfaces an d interior b owl surfaces, polished and compacted; not slipped; interior jar surfaces, fairly well smoothed; not polished; anvil marks definite but not conspicuous; mica-like particles glitter on surface.
FORMS: bowls, jars, pitchers (common). The handle of the pitcher is constructed from the rim and not added below the rim as in most other southwestern wares.
DECORATION: no painted decoration.
RANGE: San Francisco Mountain region, Coconino County, and in the Chino Valley and Skull Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona.

 
 

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