Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChaco and CibolaChaco-Cibola White WarePuerco Black-on-white

Type Name: Puerco Black-on-white

Period: 1000 A.D. - 1150 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chaco and Cibola
Ware: Chaco-Cibola White Ware

Puerco Black-on-white was defined by Gladwin (1931). This type appears to have developed out of Red Mesa Black-on-white but exhibits greater use of bold solids that are often divided by thin parallel lines. This type is difficult to define and in many cases it is advisable to include ceramics exhibiting solid designs into a single group. Still, the effect is quite distinct and may be useful at times in monitoring this distinct style. This type seems to date from eleventh to early twelfth century,

Gladwin, Winifred ,and Harold S. Gladwin
1931 Some Southwestern Pottery Types, Series II. Medallion Papers X. Gila Pueblo, Globe.

Hays-Gilpin, Kelley., and Eric van Hartesveldt
1998 Prehistoric Ceramics of the Puerco Valley: The 1995 Chambers-Sanders Trust Lands Ceramic Conference. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No.7. Tne Museum of Nothern Arizona, Flagstaff.

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