Ancestral Pueblo: Greater MogollonGreater SaladoUpper Gila (Highland Salado)Gila (Salado) Utility WareClff Patterned Corrugated

Type Name: Clff Patterned Corrugated

Period: 1300 A.D. - 1450 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Mogollon
Branch: Greater Salado
Tradition: Upper Gila (Highland Salado)
Ware: Gila (Salado) Utility Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

Cliff Indented was defined by Nelson and LeBlanc (1986) and refers here to textured forms noted for eastern portion of the Salado region. This type exhibits gray to brown pastes and fine volcanic-clastic temper similar to that noted in gray utility wares. Corrugated treatments cover the entire exterior surface. These corrugations are usually obliterated or smeared which are sometimes polished over (Nelson 1986; Wilson 1998). Another variation of this type is represented by presence of tooled textured treatments. Interior surfaces are commonly polished and smudged. Vessel forms include and mixture of bowls and jars. Treatments noted on this this type are similar to those described for pottery assigned to Seco Corrugated, and indicates the widespread distribution of finishing techniques across the Southwest during the late prehistoric periods. Similarities between Cliff Patterned Corrugated and that assigned to Tularosa Patterned Corrugated or Seco Corrugated may indicate influence or derivation from Mogollon brown ware types earlier produced in this area.

Nelson, Ben A., and Steven LeBlanc
1986 Short-Term Sedentism in the American Southwest: The Mimbres Valley Salado. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

Wilson, C. Dean
1998 Ormand Ceramic Analysis Part I: Methodology and Categories. In The Ormand Village: Final Report on the 1965-1966 Excavation, by L.T. Wallace, pp. 195-252. Office of Archaeological Studies Archaeology Notes 229. Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.