CORE: Construction: by coiling. Fired: in reducing atmosphere.
Core: dark gray to light gray. Carbon streak: fairly common Temper:
abundant fine quartz sand, opaque angular fragments rare Vessel
walls: strong. Texture core: fine. Fracture: shattering or slightly
crumbling. Surface finish: exterior bowls: scraped, marks usually
very noticeable, sometimes polished; interior bowls and exterior
jars: usually more smoothly polished than exterior surface of
bowls; interior surface jars: scraped, surface almost always compacted,
rarely thinly slipped. Surface color: white, usually with slight
bluish-gray tint. Forms: bowls, jars. Thickness bowls: 3.6 to
5.8 mm jars: 3.5 to 5.8 mm. Decoration: painted. Paint: black.
Pigment: carbon. Designs: confined to bowl interiors; jar exteriors;
no rim decoration, bowl bottoms and jar bases undecorated. Patterns:
rectangular, triangular, sometimes curved panels containing diagonal
or vertical narrow line hatching; rectangular panels almost always
much greater in one direction than in other; width of hatching
and framing lines usually the same, varying from 1 to 3 mm, framing
lines occasionally as wide as 4.5 mm; individual hachure vary
considerably in width, spaces between hachures about equal to
width of hachures; hachures occasionally wavy; design often begins
just below rim with narrow border line; panels may begin at rim
or be pendent from connecting line just below rim; rarely any
other motif in design; treatment bold, uneven, often sloppy with
intersecting lines overlapping as in Kana-a Black-on white.
COMPARISON: Polacca Black-on-white has bolder hatching, less
regular in execution, panels cover larger areas, less elongated
in band form; spaces between hachure wider than hachures themselves;
hatching usually combined with solid elements; framing lines usually
wider than hachures. Padre Black-on-white has dark gray paste,
temper usually white angular fragments, surface heavily slipped,
well polished, paint usually denser. Gallup Black-on-white has
similar designs but with mineral paint.
RANGE: northeastern Arizona.