Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Eastern (Mountain) AnasaziJemezJemez Gray WareJemez Smeared / IndentedCorrugated

Type Name: Jemez Smeared / IndentedCorrugated

Period: 1250 A.D. - 1550 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Eastern (Mountain) Anasazi
Tradition: Jemez
Ware: Jemez Gray Ware


Posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

While the utility ware occurring in Jemez region was described in detail by Reiter (1938), they were not assigned to formally defined pottery types. The approach used here to describe utility wares produced in the Jemez region follows recent descriptions that use a combination of Jemez and descriptive labels to describe this pottery (Kulishek 2005).

Pottery assigned here to Jemez Smeared Corrugated is similar to that assigned to Tesuque Smeared Corrugated (Kulishek 2005; Reiter 1938), although a few examples associated with these components reflect characteristics of indented corrgated. The Jemez variety was distinguished from similar corrugated pottery occurring in areas of the Northern Rio Grande but is distinguished by the presence of large vitric tuff temper fragments (Kulishek 2005; Shepard 1938). My experience is that the particles are large as compared to those noted in Jemez Black-on-white. Vessels are almost exclusively represented by cooking jars. The paste cross-section of almost all the sherds examined was dark gray to black, with extremely low frequencies exhibiting gray, brown, to reddish colors in these cross-sections.

References:
Kulishek, J.
2005 The Archaeology of Pueblo Population Change on the Jemez Plateau, A.D.1200 to 1700: The Effects of Spanish Contact and Conquest. Ph.D. Dissertation, Souther thern Methodist University.

Reither, Paul, William T Mulloy and E. H, Blumenthal, Jr.
1940 Preliminary Report of the Jemez Excvation at Nanishagi New Mexico. Monographs of the School of American Research, Santa Fe.

Shepard, Anna O.
1938 Appendix VI: Technological Notes on the Pottery from Unshagi. In The Jemez Pueblo of Unshagi, New Mexico, with notes on the Earlier Excavations at Amoxiumqua and Giusewa , edited by P. Reither, pp. 205-211. Monographs of the School of American Research. 6. University of New Mexico and the School of American Research, Santa Fe.




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