Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChuskaChuska Red WareSanostee Black-on-red

Type Name: Sanostee Black-on-red

Period: 800 A,D, - 875 A.D
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chuska
Ware: Chuska Red Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Sanostee Black-on-red was defined by Wilson and Peckham (1964). This type exhibits characteristics similar to those described for early San Juan red ware types such Abajo Red-on-orange and Bluff Black-on-red but is tempered with trachyte (Windes 1977). Designs include bold geometric patterns and medium to wide lines. This type is appears to mainly occur in assemblages dating to the ninth 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. Reher, pp 270-369. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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Sanostee Black-on-red bowl sherds