Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska Gray WareTocito Neckbanded

Type Name: Tocito Neckbanded

Period: 825 A.D. - 1000 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska Gray Ware


First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Tocito Gray or Neckbanded was defined by Peckham and Wilson (1964). This type refers to trachyte tempered gray wares exhibiting flattened coils less than 10 mm wide along jar necks (Windes 1977). Coils are narrower than 10 mm and directly overlie each other with no overlap. These treatments may include rounded coils or narrow very narrow but flattened filets. This type has been commonly dated to about A.D. 825 to 875, although Tocito Neckbanded has been noted at sites in the Southern Chuska Valley dating to the tenth century. This type is equivalent of a sub-sample of pottery assigned to Coconino Gray or Mancos Gray which exhibit narrow coils that do not overlap.

References:
Wilson, John P. and Stewart Peckham
1964 Chuska Valley Ceramics. Manuscript on file, Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

Windes, Thomas C.
1977 Typology and Technology of Anasazi Ceramics. In Settlement and Subsistence Along the Lower Chaco River, edited by C. A. Reher, pp 270-369. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.




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Tocito Neckbanded jar sherds