Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Upper Rio Grande ValleyNorthern Rio GrandeTaos (Northern Tiwa)Taos Gray WareTaos Neckbanded - Coiled

Type Name: Taos Neckbanded - Coiled

Period: 900 A.D. - 1200 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Greater Upper Rio Grande Valley
Branch: Northern Rio Grande
Tradition: Taos (Northern Tiwa)
Ware: Taos Gray Ware

First posted by Dean Wilson 2015

Another group of categories noted for utility ware pottery exhibiting pastes and temper typical of early gray wares produced in the Taos area. These include a range of forms exhibiting unmodified coils or fillets, that usually occur along the neck, which may be assigned to several descriptive categories based on the width of or junctures between coils. This may include pottery that has in other studies been described or illustrated as Taos Plain, Incised, or Corrugated (Peckham and Reed 1963; Wetherington 1968). The recording of various forms of coiled treatments provide for comparisons with developments in other Anasazi regions as well as for the possible examination of chronological trends in coil textures. One form exhibit coils or fillets that are relatively wide. These coils are clearly separated by distinct junctures, rest vertically to each other, and generally do not overlap. Other examples of neckbanded forms exhibit narrow rounded coils as well as examples with overlapping coils or fillets. Sherds belonging to this category may be similar to plain corrugated sherds although sherds of this category tend to be more narrow and limited to neck sherds.

Peckham, Stewart, and Erik K. Reed
1963 Three Sites near Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. In Highway Salvage Archaeology, Vol. 4, assembled by S. Peckham, pp. 1–28. New Mexico State Highway Department and Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

Wetherington, Ronald K.
1968 Excavations at Pot Creek Pueblo. Fort Burgwin Research Center Report No. 6, Taos.

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