Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonMogollon HighlandsMogollon-MimbresMogollon Brown WareTularosa Patterned Corrugated/Smudged

Type Name: Tularosa Patterned Corrugated/Smudged

Period: 1100 A.D. - 1350 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 Patterned Corrugated was defined by Rinaldo and Bluhm (1956). This type is defined by the presence of indented coils on plain corrugated vessels spaced to produce geometric patterns within the vessel (Kayser and Carroll 1988; Rinaldo and Bluhm 1956; Wilson 1999). Tularosa Patterned Corrugated Smudged is identified based on the additional presence of highly polished and smudged interior surfaces. Pottery assigned to this type appears to have been produced from about A.D. 1100 to 1350.

Pottery assigned to Tularosa Patterned Corrugated differs from those classified as alternating corrugated in that variation between indented and plain treatments is within rather than between coils. A series of regular spaced indentations appear along intervals of thin plain coils to form distinct geometric patterns. These include diamonds, triangles, connecting triangles, stepped triangles, and square, rectilinear, or chevron-shaped patterns. Coils are often extremely thin and well made, and patterns are usually precisely executed. Examples of Tularosa Patterned Corrugated represents among the finest made utility ware made in the Southwest.

Kayser, David and Charles Carroll
1988 Report of the Final Field Season - San Augustine Coal Area. Archaeological Investigations in West-Central New Mexico, Bureau Management Cultural Resource Series Monograph 5, Santa Fe.

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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