PERIOD: Prescott Phase
DATES: AD 1100 to 1250, coincident with the Prescott Phase.
See Ware Description, except:
Temper: May be medium size, moderate amount with small to fine flakes of
Surface Color: Tan to dark gray most common.
Vessel Forms: Medium to large jars; seed jars; bowls rare.
Decoration and Paint: Painted bowl interiors, interior and exterior of jars.
Paint is blood red, with a matte luster, usually relatively thick and opaque,
consisting of iron minerals. Both broad and narrow line designs appear, including
dots, sawtooth lines, angular and curvilinear spirals and interlocking spirals,
triangles, hooked triangles, squares, swastikas. Swastikas and curvilinear
spirals appear derived from Sacaton Red-on-buff. Other designs appear to derive
from Flagstaff Black-and-white and Walnut Black-on-white.
RANGE: Presently only reported from the Prescott heartland and its eastern
margins--the Upper Verde, Chino, and Williamson Valleys.
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION: Prescott Culture
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