Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonMogollon HighlandsMogollon-MimbresMogollon Brown WareTularosa Fillet Rim Smudged

Type Name: Tularosa Fillet Rim Smudged

Period: 1100 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

Tularosa Filleted Rim Smudged was defined by Gladwin and Gladwin 1934 and described by Rinaldo and Bluhm (1956). Examples assigned to this type are similar to Reserve Smudged but reflect the addition of limited decorations near the rim. This type appears to have been produced from about A.D. 1100 to 1300.

Pottery assigned to Tularosa Fillet Rim Smudged exhibits thin bands of textured manipulations near the exterior rims of bowls (Rinaldo and Bluhm 1956; Wilson 1999). Rim sherds are distinguished from Reserve Smudged by the presence of a fillet, and bands of textured decoration that are often located below these fillets. These decorations may include one to five rows of textured decorations in rows of corrugated, fingernail incised, and punctate decorations. Textured decorations commonly occur in three rows. Width of rows range from 1.5 to 9.0 mm. The width of these bands ranges from 6.4 to 14.3 mm and averages 10.2 mm. The rows of coils or other treatments are often not polished, whereas the smoothed exterior of both the rim fillet and lower body are always well polished. The combination of this exterior effect and the very polished black sooted interiors creates a particularly effective aesthetic effect. This type appears to be limited to later (Tularosa phase) occupations. Vessel forms appear to be limited to bowls. Rim profiles are similar to those described for Reserve Plain Smudged and include tapered and rounded rims similar to those in other Mogollon brown wares, as well as rims exhibiting various degrees of flared treatments. Wall thickness is variable but often thick.

References:
Gladwin, Winifred and Gladwin, Harold, S.
1934 A Method for the Designation of Cultures and Their Variants. Medallion Papers No. 15, Globe.

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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