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TUSAYAN WHITE WARE

--> KAYENTA BLACK_ON_WHITE

--> BLACK MESA BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> DOGOSZHI BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> FLAGSTAFF BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> KANA-A BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> SOSI BLACK-ON-WHITE

--> TUSAYAN BLACK-ON-WHITE


DOGOSZHI BLACK-ON-WHITE

DESCRIPTION
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.

 

 

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Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5200, USA.
email: anthrolab@nau.edu