Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonMogollon HighlandsMogollon-MimbresMogollon Brown WareReserve Plain Corrugated/Smudged

Type Name: Reserve Plain Corrugated/Smudged

Period: 1050 A.D. - 1300 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Mogollon
Branch: Mogollon Highlands
Tradition: Mogollon-Mimbres
Ware: Mogollon Brown Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Reserve Corrugated was defined by Nesbitt (1938) and Reserve Plain Corrugated was further differentiated by Rinaldo and Bluhm (1956). Reserve Plain Corrugated is present in assemblages dating to both the Reserve and Tularosa phases and appears to represent the dominant corrugated type at contexts dating throughout the Reserve phase as well as during the early part of the Tularosa phase or from about A.D. 1050 to 1300.

Reserve Plain Corrugated is characterized by very thin coils not exhibiting discrete spaced indentations on vessel exteriors. Junctures between coils are usually very distinct and display considerable relief relative to thickness. Coils sometimes, but not always, overlap each other, producing a clapboard effect. Coils are usually unpolished, although rare polished examples have been noted. Lower portions of exterior vessels that have been obliterated are also sometimes polished. Examples assigned to this category can be similar to those classified as Three Circle neck corrugated and overlapping corrugated, and there is definite overlap between sherds assigned to these three types. The width of coils of Reserve Plain corrugated tends to be thin as compared to earlier neckbanded from the Mogollon region as well as to plain corrugated forms produced in other regions of the Southwest. Reserve Plain Corrugated Smudged refers to examples plain corrugated exteriors as well as polished and smudged interiors. This type commonly occurs at sites dating to the Reserve and early part of the Tularosa phase and appears have been from about A.D. 1050 to 1250.

Nesbitt, Paul
1938 Starkweather Ruin. Logan Museum Publications in Anthropology, Bulletin 6, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Rinaldo, John B., and Elaine Bluhm
1956 Late Mogollon Pottery Types of the Reserve Area. Fieldiana: Anthropology 36 (7):149-187.

Wilson, C. Dean
1999 Ceramic Types and Attributes. In Archaeology of the Mogollon Highlands Settlement Systems and Adaptations; Volume 4. Ceramics, Miscellaneous Artifacts, Bioarchaeology. Bone Tools and Faunal Analysis, edited by Y.R Oakes and D.A. Zamora, pp 5-86. Office of Archaeological Studies Archaeology Notes 232, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

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