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

Type Name: Captain Tom Corrugated

Period: 875 A.D. - 1000 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska Gray Ware

First posted by Dean Wilson 2014

Captain Tom Corrugated was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). This type is characterized by combinations of plain corrugated and incised or punctate designs (Windes 1977). Designs are usually executed vertically across coiled treatments and usually results in two or more groups of horizontal or angular parallel lines. In some cases lines appear to follow junctures between lines creating a chevron effect. Designs created through incising coils are sometimes represented in corrugated types produced in other regions of the Anasazi but may be rarer than in the Chuska region. Their presence in higher frequencies in the Chuska region could in part be the result of the specialized production of corrugated forms that were distributed to other regions. Jars exhibiting these treatments may exhibit rim eversion ranging from 0 to 60 degrees. Captain Tom is thought to reflect forms most commonly produced during the eleventh century, although of this type have been noted at sites in the southern Chuska Valley during to the eleventh 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. A. Reher, pp. 270-369. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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