PERIOD: Possibly prehistoric through historic period of Arizona history.
Ends before the creation of Arizona's reservation system.
DATES: A.D. 1500 to 1850 (Wood 1987). Breternitz (1960) suggests a shorter
life-span of A.D. 1750-1850. Much of the debate about the beginning date for
this pottery concerns anthropologists' arguments over when Yuman groups entered
present day Arizona.
See Ware Description, except:
Surface Appearance: Exteriors
appear as unpolished, obliterated, vertical corrugations. Interiors show evidence
of scraping or wiping (Breternitz 1960).
Surface Color: Predominantly black (Breternitz 1960). However, the full
range of Tizon Brown Ware colors have also been noted for this type (Wood
Vessel Forms: Not known to
exist in bowl form. Jars have slightly recurved necks and rounded rims, but
an overall shape has not been generalized (Breternitz 1960).
Rims: Rounded (Breternitz 1960).
RANGE: Central and western Arizona around Bagdad, West Clear Creek, and
Wagoner. Also recovered from the Bloody Basin and Turkey Creek Cave areas.
COMPARISON: Scholars have not noted any direct comparison of this type to
any other type in the Southwest. However, in analyzing Yavapai-Apache ceramic
sherds, I found it difficult in some cases to ascertain the differences between
prehistoric vertical corrugated types in the Mogollon Brown Ware and Alameda
Brown Ware series and Orme Ranch Plain.
Copyright 2001 Northern Arizona University.