Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziSouthern CibolaWhite Mountain Red WareCedar Creek Polychrome

Type Name: Cedar Creek Polychrome

Period: 1300 A.D. - 1400 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Southern Cibola
Ware: White Mountain Red Ware


First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

Cedar Creek Polychrome appears to be transitional between Pinedale Polychrome and Fourmile Polychrome as normally described (Carlson 1970; Triadan 1997). Paste is usually light in color and temper consists of crushed sherd. Vessel forms are predominately represented by bowls but may include jars. Black glaze paint is used to decorate bowl interiors and exterior and jar exteriors. White clay paint is used to outline some of the back motifs and as background for design units, or for white motifs on bowl exterior. Bowl interiors continue to be decorated over most of the interior in the Pinedale style, and exterior designs are decorated in the Fourmile style in bands painted in black and white mineral paint that encircle the entire vessel. Motifs consist of interlocked solid and hatched scrolls, broad panels, triangles, parallel hatching, and stepped line fillers. Designs are bold consisting of interlocked linear units with complicated edges, large panels, or sectors with internal elaboration.

References:
Carlson, Roy L.
1970 White Mountain Redware Pottery Tradition of East-Central New Mexico. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, No. 19, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Triadan, Daniela
1997 Ceramic Commodities and Common Containers; Production and Distribution of White Mountain Red Ware in the Grasshopper Region, Arizona. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.