Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Western AnasaziTusayan (Kayenta)Tusayan Utlity WareJeddito Plain

Type Name: Jeddito Plain

Period: 1300 A.D. - 1900 A.D.
Culture: Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)
Branch: Western Anasazi
Tradition: Tusayan (Kayenta)
Ware: Tusayan Utlity Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

Jeddito Plain was defined by Hargrave (1932). Jeddito Plain is the dominant Plain Utility Ware on the Hopi Mesa in contexts dating from A.D. 1300 to the modern era (Colton 1956; Hargrave 1932). This type is distinguished from other unpolished utility wares by a yellow, pink, reddish to tan paste and surface along with gray patches and fire clouds. The variable combination of colors indicate firings were often in poorly controlled oxidation atmospheres. Temper consists of a very coarse sand that is often visible on the surface. Surfaces are unpolished and very rough and bumpy. Pastes are soft and tend to crumble and fracture easily. Vessels tend to be thick and unevenly formed. Vessel shapes include jars, pitchers, bowls, plates, and simple effigies.

Colton, Harold S.
1956 Pottery Types of the Southwest: Tsegi Orange Ware, Winslow Orange Ware, Homol’ovi Orange Ware, Jeddito Yellow Ware, Awatovi Yellow Ware. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No. 3C. Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art, Flagstaff.

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

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