Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonJornada MogollonNorthern Jornada (Sierra Blanca)Northern Jornada Brown WareCorona Corrugated

Type Name: Corona Corrugated

Period: 1125 A.D. - 1460 A.D.
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

Corona Corrugated as described here include pottery assigned by Mera (1935) to both Corona Rubbed indented and Corona Rubbed Ribbed (Mera 1935). Corona Corrugated is the primary utility ware found at some Lincoln phase sites and appears to have largely replaced Jornada Brown in both the Sierra Blanca and Gran Quivira regions after A.D. 1300 (Hayes and others 1981; Kelley 1984; Vivian 1964; Wiseman 1982). One challenge sometimes encountered with Jornada Mogollon assemblages involves differentiating Corona Corrugated from corrugated types from the Mimbres region. The degree and type of similarities shared by Mimbres corrugate types and Corona Corrugated are still poorly understood. This distinction is important since Mimbres Corrugated is dated from the early 11th century to the end of the 12th century while Corona Corrugated tends to date later.

Pastes are usually crumbly and range from tan, buff, or reddish in color. Surfaces tend to be brown, gray to black. Corona Corrugated is commonly tempered with quartz mica schist that appear to have been utilized in the Gran Quivira area. Other examples exhibit a crushed crystalline rock similar to that commonly noted in Jornada Brown. Exterior surface treatments range from rare examples of simple unidented bands to narrow indented corrugations (Hayes and others 1981). These coils are usually of an uneven width and indentations are often random and not regularly placed and seem carelessly executed as compared to corrugated forms produced in the Mogollon Highlands and Colorado Plateau. Coils near the lower bottom third of the vessel tend to be more obliterated. Interior surfaces are smoothed and polished and are commonly smudged. Interior surface color ranges from a light gray to a black color. Vessels are exclusively represented by wide mouth jars. Most rims are short and flaring with a single fillet above the coiled treatments.

Hayes, Alden C., Jon N. Young, and A.H. Warren
1981 Contributions to Gran Quivira Archaeology, Gran Quivira National Monument, New Mexico. Publications in Archaeology No, 17, National Park Service, Washington D.C.

Kelley, Jane Holden
1984 The Archaeology of the Sierra Blanca Region of Southeastern New Mexico. Anthropological Papers No. 74. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Vivian, Gordon
1964 Excavations in a 17th Century Jumano Pueblo, Gran Quivira. National Park Service Archaeological Research Series, No. 8, Washington.

Wiseman, Reggie N.
1982 The Interning Years – New Information on Chupadero Black-on-white and Corona Corrugated. Pottery Southwest 9(4):5-7.

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