Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska Gray WareNewcomb Corrugated

Type Name: Newcomb Corrugated

Period: 900 A.D. - 1000 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

Newcomb Corrugated was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). While Newcomb Corrugated as originally defined includes trachyte tempered corrugated forms in which coils exhibited a relatively wide coil width and breadth (see associate photo), it has been redefined to include early rim form shapes (Reed and others 1998). Thus, using criteria originally employed to redefine Mancos Corrugated (Breternitz and others 1974), this type has been redefined to include a range of corrugated treatments on jars with a rim eversion of less than 30 degrees.

Corrugated treatments on early examples of Newcomb Corrugated jars are commonly limited to the neck, with the lower portions of the vessels being smoothed as is the case for earlier neck banded types. The great majority of vessels represented in later forms of Newcomb corrugated exhibit corrugations over the entire jar exterior. While Newcomb Corrugated from most areas of the Chuska Valley is assumed to date to the tenth century, this type is present at sites in the Chuska Valley dated to the eleventh and twelfth century.

Breternitz, David A., Arthur H. Rohn, Jr., and Elizabeth A. Morris
1974 Prehistoric Ceramics of the Mesa Verde Region. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series 5, Flagstaff.

Reed, Lori S., Joell Goff, and Kathy Niles Hensler
1998 Exploring Ceramic Production, Distribution, and Exchange in the Southern Chuska Valley: Analytical Results from the El Paso Natural Gas North Expansion Project, Pipeline Archaeology 1990-1993: The El Paso Natural Gas System Expansion Project, New Mexico and Arizona, Vol XI, Book 1, Report no, WCRM (F)74, Farmington.

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

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Newcomb Corrugated sherds

Newcomb Corrugated sherds

Newcomb Corrugated sherds

Newcomb Corrugated jar