Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Upper Rio Grande ValleySouthern Rio GrandeRio AbajoPitoche Brown WarePitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Type Name: Pitoche Ribbed Coil (Corrugated)

Period: 1050 A.D. - 1150 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Upper Rio Grande Valley
Branch: Southern Rio Grande
Tradition: Rio Abajo
Ware: Pitoche Brown Ware


First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2013

Pitoche Rubbed-Ribbed was defined by Mera (1935). This type refers to textured brown ware type from sites in the Rio Abajo region (Marshall and Walt 1984; Mera 1935). Vessels assigned to this type display coils on the upper portions of the vessels. In some examples, the coils lie directly over each other while overlaps in others create a clapboard effect. In other cases, rows of indented coils or alternated with plain coils are represented. Tempers consist of sand sometimes with volcanic inclusions. Paste is soft and friable and usually brown to light brown in color. Vessels solely consist of jars which tend to be short with everted rims. Pitoche Rubbed-Ribbed is similar to Reserve Plain Corrugated and Pilares Banded. Much of the variation described for Pitoche Rubbed Ribbed and Pilares Banded is probably most commonly subsumed under the Reserve Corrugated types.

References:
Marshall, Michael P., and Henry J. Walt
1984 Rio Abajo: Prehistory and History of a Rio Grande Province. New Mexico Historic Preservation Program, Santa Fe.

Mera, H. P.
1935 Ceramic Clues to the Prehistory of North Central New Mexico. Technical Series Bulletin No. 8, Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe.




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