Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska White Ware (Mineral Paint)Drolet Black-on-white

Type Name: Drolet Black-on-white

Period: 900 A.D. - 1000 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska White Ware (Mineral Paint)

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Drolet Black-on-white was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). This type refers to white wares exhibiting styles similar to that described for Kiatuthlanna Black-on-white, but are tempered with trachyte (Reed and others 1998). Decorated surfaces are polished and sometimes slipped. Designs are applied in a black, dark gray, brown to reddish brown mineral pigment and are often carelessly executed. Painted designs are usually organized as bands and pendants from the rim, and include very fine parallel lines, triangles, step triangles, ticked lines, wavy lines, wavy hatching, dots, and hooks. Both bowl and jar forms are represented. Most examples of this type are represented by bowls although jars do occur. This type occurs in assemblages dating to the tenth century.

Reed, Lori S., Joell Goff, 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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