Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Eastern (Mountain) AnasaziUpper San JuanUpper San Juan Gray WareRosa Neckbanded

Type Name: Rosa Neckbanded

Period: 775 A.D. - 900 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Eastern (Mountain) Anasazi
Tradition: Upper San Juan
Ware: Upper San Juan Gray Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Utility wares referred here as Rosa Neckbanded was described by Hall (1944) as Rosa Neck Coiled. This type is characterized by paste and surface characteristics identical to those noted for Rosa Gray but are further distinguished by the presence of wide unobliterated coils along the exterior of the neck (Reed and Goff 2007; Wilson and Blinman 1993). Rosa Neckbanded is similar to Moccasin Gray and Kana'a Gray. This type is relatively rare in most assemblages and seldom comprised a high frequency of the total pottery. Neckbanded is assumed to have been first produced sometime during the middle to late eighth century and continued to be produce along with other Rosa types until the end of the eighth century.

Rosa Neckbanded may have as few as two or three rows of coils near the rim, or bands may cover the entire neck. Rosa Neckbanded vessel forms are generally limited to wide-mouth (cooking-storage) jars. Rosa Neckbanded may be confused with neckbanded sherds produced during the subsequent Piedra or Arboles phases, but Rosa Neckbanded contains distinctive temper and is never polished. The coils of Rosa Neckbanded vessels are generally wider than later neckbanded types, and coil junctures are usually not elaborated. Rosa Neckbanded fillets tend to be flatter than those present in later neckbanded types.

Hall, Edward T. Jr.
1944 Early Stockaded Settlements in the Gobernador, New Mexico. Columbia Studies in Archaeology and Ethnology Vol. II, Part I, New York.

Reed, Lori and Joel Goff
2007 A Field Guide to Upper San Juan Anasazi and Navajo Pottery. Prepared for the NMAC Ceramic Workshop, Farmington District Office,Document on file, Bureau of Land Management, Farmington.

Wilson, C. Dean, and Eric Blinman
1993 Upper San Juan Ceramic Typology. Office of Archaeological Studies Archaeology Notes 80, Santa Fe.

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