Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska Gray WareBlue Shale Corrugated

Type Name: Blue Shale Corrugated

Period: 925 A.D. - 1150 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska Gray Ware


First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2013

Blue Shale Corrugated was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). This type refers to trachyte tempered corrugated forms originally defined by corrugated treatment (Wilson and Peckham 1964), and has been redefined to include intermediate rim form shapes (Reed and other 1998; Windes 1977). Thus, using criteria originally employed to define Dolores Corrugated, this type has been redefined tot include a range of corrugated treatments on jars with a rim eversion of less than 30 to 60 degrees (Goff and Reed 1998). While Blue Shale Corrugated from most areas of the Chuska Valley is assumed from about A.D. 925 to 1150, this type is present at sites in the Chuska Valley dating between 1020 and 1200 (Goff and Reed 1998).

References:
Reed, Lori S., Joell Goff, Kathy Niles Hensler
1998 Exploring Ceramic Production, Distribution, and Exchange in the Southern Chuska Valley: Analytical Results from the El Paso Natural Gas North Expansion Project, Pipeline Archaeology 1990-1993: The El Paso Natural Gas System Expansion Project, New Mexico and Arizona, Vol XI, Book 1, Report no, WCRM (F)74, Farmington.

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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Blue Shale Corrugated jar sherds