Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonJornada MogollonNorthern Jornada (Sierra Blanca)Northern Jornada Brown WareSouth Pecos Brown

Type Name: South Pecos Brown

Period: 600 - 1350
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Mogollon
Branch: Jornada Mogollon
Tradition: Northern Jornada (Sierra Blanca)
Ware: Northern Jornada Brown Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

South Pecos Brown was defined by Jelinek (1967). This type is similar to but differentiated from Jornada Brown by temper and paste characteristics (Jelinek 1967; Wiseman 2002). South Pecos Brown is well smoothed and polishing may be strong to absent. Temper is represented by sparse large gray feldspar fragments that appear to indicate selenite from the Sierra Blanca region that frequently shows through the surface. This temper results in blocky to tabular paste cross-sections. Protruding temper cracks are surrounded by very small radial cracks. Because this type is often separated from other plain brown wares on the basis of temper, a wide range of surface manipulations and treatments are represented and include those with paste and treatments more similar to El Paso Brown and others identical to that noted in Jornada Brown.

Jelinek, Arthur J.
1967 A Prehistoric Sequence in the Middle Pecos Valley., New Mexico. Anthropological Papers no.31. Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan,Ann Arbor .

Wiseman Reggie N.

1991 The Bent Project; Archaeological Excavation at the Bent Site, (LA 10835) Otero County, Southhern New Mexico. COAS Monograph No. 5, Las Cruces.

2002 The Fox Place: A Late Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Pithouse Village neare Roswell, New Mexico. Office of Archaeological Studies Archaeology Notes 234, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.