Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska White Ware (Organic Paint)Toadlena Black-on-white

Type Name: Toadlena Black-on-white

Period: 975 A.D. - 1125 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska White Ware (Organic Paint)

First posted by Dean Wilson 2012

Toadlena Black-on-white was defined by Peckham and Wilson (1964). This type is assigned to white wares with trachyte temper and late Pueblo II solid designs in organic temper. This type appears to be most similar to Sosi Black-on-white and Black Mesa Black-on-white of the Tusayan tradition (Reed 1998; Windes 1977). Pastes are light gray to gray and decorated surfaces are covered with a polished streaky white slip. Designs are organized in bold panels and commonly include thick parallel rectilinear lines, solid triangles, ticked lines, ticked triangles, dots and step triangles. Vessel forms include bowls, jars, pitchers, seed jars, gourd dippers and canteens. This type is associated with assemblages dating through the entire Pueblo II period including tenth and eleventh century.

Reed, Lori S., Joell Goff, and 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 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 Charles Reher, pp 270-369. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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Toadlena Black-on-white jar with handle

Toadalena Black-on-white bowl sherds