PERIOD: Prescott and Chino Phases

DATES: AD 1000 to 1400

See Ware Description and Aquarius Orange, except:

Decoration and Paint: Faint gray to black designs executed in organic paint, most visible on aluminum gray interior surfaces. If paint is present at all on orange surfaces, it is usually very faint. Aquarius Black-on-orange most frequently has dots or splatter on the interior surface, but design style may mirror the range of Prescott Black-on-gray motifs and elements.

RANGE: See ware description.

COMPARISON: Partially oxidized Prescott Black-on-Gray may have orange areas, but is predominantly gray; orange areas are not as clear and bright orange and interior is not the diagnostic aluminum gray in color.


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Aquarius Black-on-orange