Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Western AnasaziTusayan (Kayenta)Tsegi Orange WareCameron Polychrome

Type Name: Cameron Polychrome

Period: 1050 A.D. - 1100 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Western Anasazi
Tradition: Tusayan (Kayenta)
Ware: Tsegi Orange Ware

First posted by Dean Wilson 2014

Cameron Polychrome was defined by Colton and Hargrave (1937). This type is characterized by red and black painted designs over a thin red slip or polished orange surface (Colton 1956). Temper usally consists of sand and sherd. Forms include bowls and jars. Interior bowl surface are smoothed and polished and buff to orange while bowl and jar exteriors are covered with a red slip. Cameron Black-on-red includes examples exhibiting two distinct (Colton 1956). Style A includes wide red slipped ribbons over which hachured designs were painted in black mineral paint. Style B consists of wide bands of red slip with smaller orange areas over which hachured designs were applied in black paint. Cameron Polychrome appears to have been produced during the late eleventh century.

Colton, Harold S.
1956 Pottery Types of the Soutwest, Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series 3C, Flagstaff.

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

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Cameron Polychrome bowl sherds