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SAN FRANCISCO Mt. WARE

--> DEADMANS GRAY

--> DEADMANS FUGITIVE RED

--> DEADMANS BLACK-ON-GRAY

--> FLOYD BLACK-ON-GRAY


FLOYD BLACK-ON-GRAY
DESCRIPTION: CORE: Construction: by paddling, sometimes scraped. Color: white to very light gray. Fired: in reducing atmosphere. Temper: abundant fine rounded quartz sand; occasional grains of dark angular fragment; fine mica particles, visable on surface. Texture: fine. Walls: medium strong, crumbly on broken edge. Fracture: slightly crumbling. Surface: Color: almost white to very light gray, to smoky blue or gray. Finish: exterior jar surfaces polished and compacted, not slipped and interior bowl surfaces polished and compacted, not slipped; exterior bowl surfaces somewhat irregularly smoothed, or rough if painted red, interior jar surfaces irregularly smoothed, scraped, scratched or wiped. Anvil marks are discernable but not obvious Very fine mica particles glitter on both surfaces. Forms: Bowls predominate, jars rare, some use of lugs.
DECORATION: painted black, bowl ousides often fugitive red. Paint: clear black with distinct outlines, organic. Design: confined to bowl interiors and jar exteriors; fine lines overlapping at juntures; dots, some oval or elongated, high triangles and low thin triangles, checkerboard squares. Kana-a style.
RANGE: Between Aubry Cliffs and San Francisco Peaks, trade sherds as far as the Little Colorado River.
COMPARISON:
Distinguishable from Kana-a Black-on-white by presence of minute mica flakes seen on both surfaces. Distinguishable from Deadmans Black-on-gray by thinner sherds, whiter color, clear black paint which does not fade into surface, generally finer lines. Design motifs are similar to Kana-a Black-on-white.
 
 

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