Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Western AnasaziTusayan (Kayenta)Tusayan White WareDogoszhi Black-on-white

Type Name: Dogoszhi Black-on-white

Period: 1040 A.D. - 1220 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Western Anasazi
Tradition: Tusayan (Kayenta)
Ware: Tusayan White Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Dogoszhi Black-on-white was defined by Colton and Hargrave (1937). This type was produced in Tusayan region mainly produced during the late Pueblo II period, although it may occur in assemblages dating from A.D. 1040 to 1220.

Dogoszhi Black-on-white refers to forms with hachure designs similar to that described for the Gallup style but executed in a black organic paint over a well-polished white surface. Designs are represented by diagonal hatching (Colton and Hargrave 1937l Hays-Gilpin and Van Hartesveldt 1998). Types reflecting the production of similar forms in other regions of the Western Anasazi include North Creek Black-on-white, Padre Black-on-white, Virgin Black-on-white and Moapa Black-on-white (Colton 1953). Framing lines are usually the same width as the hatched lines. Motifs are usually rectilinear but are sometimes curvilinear. Spacing of hachure tends not to be wider than noted in some Chaco forms and curvilinear designs appear to be more common.

Colton, Harold S.
1953 Potsherds: An Introduction to the Study of Prehistoric Southwestern Ceramics and Their Use in Historic Reconstruction. Museum of Northern Arizona, Bulletin 25, Flagstaff.

Colton, Harold S. and Lyndon L. Hargrave
1937 Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 11, Flagstaff.

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. The Museum of Norther Arizona, Flagstaff.

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