Shinarump Plain Ware
PERIOD: Pueblo II-III
Firing: Fires brown in an oxidizing atmosphere and gray in a reducing atmosphere;
the presence of both brown and gray suggests
an uncontrolled firing atmosphere.
Clay: Residual Clay high in iron.
Surface Appearance: Shinarump has a rough
to coarse surface appearance with temper often visible from the surface. It
can be corrugated or slightly slipped gray (Virgin Black-on-white and Toquerville
Black-on-white) in addtion to plain.
Vessel Forms: Storage and cooking jars and bowls.
Decoration and Paint Type: Shinarump Plain Ware has no decoration other
than corrugation. Shinarump White Ware types, Virgin Black-on-white and Toquerville
Black-on-white have decoration confined to the interior of bowls and the exterior
of jars. An organic paint pigment is used on these types.
RANGE: Shinarump is found throughout the Virgin River Valley in Utah, Nevada
and Northwestern Arizona.
COMPARISON: Shinarump belongs to the Virgin Series of the Tusayan wares
and differs from the Kayenta Series in iron content, and probably in firing
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION: Virgin Anasazi
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