Rio Abajo

The Rio Abajo region refers to the southernmost areas of the Rio Grande region, as defined here, known to have been historically occupied by Piro-speaking groups. This area included parts of the region defined as the Socorro district. The definition and boundaries postulated for the Rio Abajo region are based on a survey by Marshall and Walt (1984) that spanned areas from just north of the confluence of the Rio Grande and Puerco River, south to its confluence with Milligan Gulch. It is likely that pottery and other traits defined for the Rio Abajo have a wider distribution than indicated by this survey, covering many of the areas associated with tributaries that flow into this segment of the Rio Grande.




Elmendorf Black-on-white sherds

Elmendorf Black-on-white

Elmendorf bowl sherds

Elmendorf Black-on-white

Los Lunas Smudged bowl sherd

Los Lunas Smudged

Los Lunas Smudged bowl sherd (exterior surface)

Los Lunas Smudged

Los Lunas Smudged bowl sherd (interior surface)

Los Lunas Smudged

Los Lunas Smudged bowl sherds (exterior surface)

Los Lunas Smudged

Los Lunas Smudged bowl sherds (interior surface)

Los Lunas Smudged

Los Lunas Smudged jar sherds (exterior surface)

Los Lunas Smudged

Los Lunas Smudged jar sherds (interior surface)

Los Lunas Smudged

Magdalena Black-on-white sherds

Magdalena Black-on-white

Magdalena Black-on-white bowl sherds

Magdalena Black-on-white

Magdalena Black-on-white sherds

Magdalena Black-on-white

Magdalena Black-on-white bowl sherd

Magdalena Black-on-white

Pitoche Brown pitcher

Pitoche Plain

Pitoche Plain Punched Brown jar sherd

Pitoche Plain

Pitoche Indented Corrugated jar rim sherd

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Pitoche Ribbed Corrugated jar sherds

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Pitoche Ribbed Coiled Corrugated jar sherd

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Pitoche Patterned Corrugated jar sherd

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Pitoche Ribbed Coiled Corrugated jar sherd

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Pitoche Ribbed Coiled Corrugated jar sherd

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Pitoche Fine Corrugated jar sherd

Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

San Marcial black-on-white bowl sherd

San Marcial Black-on-white

San Marcial Black-on-white jar sherd

San Marcial Black-on-white

San Marcial Black-on-white bowl sherds

San Marcial Black-on-white

San Marcial Black-on-white seed jar

San Marcial Black-on-white

San Marcial Black-on-white bowl

San Marcial Black-on-white

San Marcial Black-on-white bowl sherds

San Marcial Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherds

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white jar sherds

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherds

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherds

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherd

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherds

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white jar

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white olla

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white jar sherd

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherd

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white jar sherd

Socorro Black-on-white

Socorro Black-on-white bowl sherd

Socorro Black-on-white