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

Type Name: Taylor Black-on-white

Period: 900 A.D. - 1100 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

Taylor Black-on-white was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). This type is assigned to white wares tempered with trachyte that exhibit solid decorations in mineral paint similar to those noted for Mancos and Escavada Black-on-white (Reed and others 1998; Windes 1977). Paste is light gray to gray and decorated surfaces are commonly covered with a polished chalky white slip. Single motifs are often organized in an all-over or banded layout. Simple combinations of different design elements may be represented. Design motifs include dots, opposing triangles, radiating triangles, step triangles, checkered triangles, checkered squares, parallel lines, lines forming concentric patterns, and scrolls. Vessel forms include bowls, jars, pitchers, seed jars, gourd dippers and canteens. Taylor Black-on-white is associated with assemblages dating through the entire Pueblo II period including tenth and eleventh century.

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

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.

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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