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

Type Name: Reserve Indented 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 Indented Corrugated was further differentiated by Rinaldo and Bluhm (1956). Reserve Corrugated appears to have been produced during the Reserve and Tularosa phases. The date given for this type is often from A.D. 1050 to 1250, although it likely it appears to have been produced as late as 1300. Forms assigned to this type appear to have gradually developed into forms exhibiting characteristics used to define Seco Corrugated.

Reserve Indented Corrugated is characterized by a series of very thin coils with evenly spaced indentations on the exterior surface. Of all the corrugated types defined for Mogollon brown wares, those for Reserve indented corrugated most closely resemble textures noted in the corrugated gray ware noted at sites in the Colorado Plateau dating to the Pueblo II and Pueblo III periods. Despite these similarities, individual corrugated treatments on Reserve corrugated tend to be smaller in size and shape and more precise in execution as compared to contemporaneous Anasazi indented corrugated types. Individual corrugated treatments may be square, rectangular, or triangular in shape. Coils are usually unpolished, although rare polished examples were noted. Polishing is usually limited to surfaces exhibiting more or less pronounced corrugations. Indentations on examples assigned to this type tend to be distinct, and corrugated treatments are fairly pronounced. Indented areas are sometimes spaced in a manner to create vertical or angular patterns down the vessel. Almost all indented corrugated sherds contain an unobliterated top fillet. The indented corrugated treatments usually cover the entire vessel, although in some cases only the neck or the neck and upper portions of the body are corrugated. Reserve Indented Corrugated Smudged is characterized by exterior treatments described for Reserve Indented Corrugated, with the addition of smudging on a highly polished interior surface.

References:
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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