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

Type Name: Klagetoh Black-on-white

Period: 1250 A.D. - 1325 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chaco and Cibola
Ware: Chaco-Cibola White Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Klagetoh Black-on-white was defined by Colton and Hargrave (1937). This type is associated with late forms of Tularosa Black-on-white but has more limited distribution. Pottery exhibiting characteristics indicative of Klagetoh Black-on-white was produced from the late thirteenth to early fourteenth century.

Klagetoh Black-on-white is characterized by thick vessel walls and thick crackled slips (Hays-Gilpin and van Hartesveldt 1998; Reed 1944; Wilson 1999). Vessel forms include bowls and narrow jars or ollas. Designs are executed in a thick mineral paint that is black to brown to reddish brown in color. Designs are dominated by fine diagonal and longitudinal hachure. Framing lines tend to be wider than hachure. Hatched elements are often contrasted with solid elements which include stepped triangles, parallel lines, triangles and ticked lines. There less similarity and balance between these elements than in Tularosa Black-one-white. Design elements are similar to those described in Tularosa Black-on-white but tend to be larger.

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

Reed, Erik K.
1944 Pottery Types of the Manuelito District. American Antiquity 10(2):167-172.

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. Archaeology Notes 232, Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

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