Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonJornada MogollonNorthern Jornada (Sierra Blanca)Three Rivers Red WareJornada Plain Slipped Red

Type Name: Jornada Plain Slipped Red

Period: 700 A.D. - 1350 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Mogollon
Branch: Jornada Mogollon
Tradition: Northern Jornada (Sierra Blanca)
Ware: Three Rivers Red Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2012

Jornada Plain Slipped Red as described here is assigned to Three Rivers Red Ware, and refers to pottery exhibiting pastes and temper similar to that described for Jornada Brown but with painted decorations or a distinct slip on at least one surface (Wilson 2000; 2003; Wimberly and Rogers 1977). The use of a red slip over a brown ware paste appears to have been derived from San Francisco Red, a Mogollon type that appeared during the early span of pottery production in the Mimbres region by at least A.D. 500 (Anyon and others 1981).

Examples assigned to this type exhibit thin to moderately thick red slips without any painted decorations that are similar in color. By the late sixth century, red slipped plain wares exhibiting various pastes were produced in most Southwestern regions. It is possible that some of the slipped red wares sherds assigned to this category are derived from painted forms although many are large enough to indicate they are from unpainted vessels covered with a red slip. Slip ranges from a dark brick-red to an orange-red color. Slipped surfaced tend be smooth and lustrous as a result of polishing and streak and polishing streaks and striations tend to be absent. Thickness of slip was variable with some surface completely covered with a relatively thick slip. Surfaces that are not slipped tend to be tan to brown. Forms are mainly represented by bowls with slipped interiors. While both the slipped and unslipped surfaces are commonly polished, the degree polish tends to be greater on the interior slipped surfaces of bowls.

Anyon, Roger, Patricia Gilman, and Steven A. LeBlanc
1981 Re-evaluation of the Mogollon-Mimbres Archaeological Sequence. The Kiva 46:209-222.

Wilson, C. Dean

2000 Angus Ceramic Analysis. In The Angus Site: A Prehistoric Settlement Along the Rio Bonito Lincoln County, New Mexico, by D.A. Zamora and Y.E. Oakes, pp. 101-134. Office of Archaeological Studies Archaeology Notes 276, Museum of New Mexico Santa Fe.

2003 Chapter 13, Ceramics. In. In Salt Creek; Data Recovery at Seven Prehistoric Sites along US 285 Chaves and De Baca Counties, New Mexico, by Nancy J Akins, pp. 157-172, Office of Archaeological Studies Archaeology Notes 298, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

Wimberly and Rogers 1977
1977 Wimberly, Mark and Alan Rogers
Archaeologicl Survey in the Three Rivers Drainage: Cultural Succesion, A Case Study. El Paso Archaeological Society, The Artifact Vol. 15, El Paso.

Related Photos

Jornada Plain Slipped bowl sherd

Jornada Plain Slipped Red bowl sherds