Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Central AnasaziChaco and CibolaCibola-Tusayan Gray WareKana'a Gray Neckbanded

Type Name: Kana'a Gray Neckbanded

Period: 800 A.D. - 950 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Central Anasazi
Tradition: Chaco and Cibola
Ware: Cibola-Tusayan Gray Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

Kana'a Gray Neckbanded was defined by Hargrave (1932). This type represents the first of the neckbanded gray ware types defined and is differentiated from earlier Lino Gray by the presence of one or more unobliterated coil junctions on the neck of the vessel (Colton and Hargrave 1937; Colton 1955). This type most commonly occurs at components dating to the Pueblo I period spanning through the ninth to the early part of the tenth century.

Kana'a Gray Neckbanded is characterized by coils that are generally wide, and there is no little exaggeration of the junctures by overlapping the coils or tooling the junctures between coils. The bands are flattened and exhibit no relief. Wide coils or fillets begin at the rim and the rim fillet is close to vertical as opposed to the everted rims on most corrugated gray ware vessels. Fillets are almost always limited to the upper neck or may extend down to the shoulder of the vessel. In some cases, the rim fillet overlaps the second fillet, creating a single clapboard, while junctures between the remaining fillets are not emphasized.

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

Colton, Harold S.
1955 Pottery Types of the Southwest: Wares 8A, 9A, 9B, Tusayan Gray and White Ware, Little Colorado Gray and White ware. Ceramic Series 3A. Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.

Hargrave, Lyndon L.
1932 Guide to Forty Pottery Types from the Hopi Country and the San Francisco Mountains, Arizona. Museum of Northern Arizona, Bulletin 1, Flagstaff.

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