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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


KAYENTA BLACK-ON WHITE

DESCRIPTION
CORE: Construction: by coiling. Fired: in reducing atmosphere. Carbon streak: rare. Temper: not very abundant fine quartz sand, frequently almost invisible, occasional small opaque angular fragments. Vessel walls: very strong. Texture core: very fine. Fracture: shattering. Surface finish: bowl interiors and jar exteriors, compacted, well-polished. Forms: jars predominate, colanders, bowls. Thickness bowls: 2.2 to 8.6 mm. Decoration: painted. Paint: black, occasionally brownish almost always rich and dense, never gritty. Pigment: Carbon, sometimes indicates of iron. Design: execution is excellent, characterized by negative or mosquito bar effect, wide stripes frame rectangular or triangular panels in which occur narrow-line cross-hatching, usually diagonal, with solid elements as triangles, bars, stepped elements, occasionally opposed stepped elements in panels without hachure, rarely interlocking scrolls or finely barbed wide lines or stripes.
RANGE: Tsegi Canyons south to Hopi Mesas, northern Arizona.

 

 
 

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