PERIOD: Chino Phase (Mueller and Schecter 1970, Higgins 1997)
Thinning: paddle and anvil.
Finishing: Neural Site: smooth; slipped; sometimes lightly polished; interiors
sometimes show anvil marks Rattlesnake: [need to see jar at MNA].
Firing: oxidized atmosphere.
Temper: moderate size and amount angular quartz, mica minimal.
Core Color: gray to orange.
Core Texture: medium, visible particles 0.5mm to 3.0mm.
Fracture: slightly crumbling
Surface Color: red slip [Munsell color]
Firing Clouds: never observed.
Thickness: 5.0 to 7.0mm. [Need to see jar at MNA]
Vessel Forms: Only jars have been observed. One jar had a Gila-like shoulder.
Rims: [Need to see jar at MNA]
Decoration and Paint Type: Entire surface slipped. Designs in white paint
(kaolin?). Design Elements and Motifs include lines 3 to 6mm in width; lines
may be ticked or have pendant triangles; nested chevrons; bold zigzag lines.
Decoration is poorly applied to the outside of jars, above the shoulder.
RANGE: Occurs in the Prescott area.
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION: Prescott Culture.
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