Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska Gray WareGray Hills Banded

Type Name: Gray Hills Banded

Period: 850 A.D. - 950 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska Gray Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Gray Hills Banded was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). This type refers to trachyte tempered pottery exhibiting narrow (less than 10 cm in width) overlapping coils along the neck. Gray Hill banded is solely distinguished from Tocito Gray by an overlapping or clapboarded treatment rather than flattened coils that rest directly on top of each other. These treatments are distinguished from those noted on corrugated types by the absence of indentations, and the sole occurrence of clapboarded treatments on the neck area of vessels. This type was originally described as dating between A.D. 850 to 950 (Windes 1977), although it has been described as occurring at sites in the Southern Chuska Valley dating to the twelfth century.

Wilson, John P., and Stewart Peckham
1964 Chuska Valley Ceramics. Manuscript on file, Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

Windes, Thomas C.
1977 Typology and Technology of Anasazi Ceramics. In Settlement and Subsistence Along the Lower Chaco River, edited by C Reher, pp 270-369. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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