PERIOD: Basketmaker III
DATES: A.D. 600-900
See Ware Description, except:
Surface Appearance: The exterior surface is
very rough. Sometimes it has been scraped, other times wiped. Drag marks are
visible. The interior is also rough, although sometimes it may be smoothed.
Lino black-on-gray is not polished.
Surface Color: The color is usually medium gray, but can range from dark
gray to almost white. Fire clouds are not unusual. A fugitive
red exterior is common.
Vessel Forms: Bowls are more common than jars.
Rims: Straight walled round rimmed, but occasionally flat or beveled.
Decoration and Paint: Designs are usually crudely executed. Rows
of triangles (saw-tooth lines), dot-filled areas,
ticked or fringed lines are the most common designs.
RANGE: See ware description.
COMPARISON: Compared to the later Kana-a Black-on-white, Lino Black-on-gray
has thicker lines and thicker vessel walls. Other types with similar designs
occur in the Virgin Series of Tusayan White Ware, such as Boulder Black-on-gray
and Mesquite Black-on-gray.
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION: Kayenta Anasazi
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Lino Black- on-gray