Ancestral Pueblo: Southern Colorado Plateau (Anasazi)Eastern (Mountain) AnasaziGallinaGallina Gray Ware

Ware Name: Gallina Gray Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2014

Gallina Gray Ware types display gray pastes with fairly coarse temper and are distinguished from Gallina White Ware types by the absence of painted decorations. The great majority of gray wares from Gallina sites exhibit smoothed surfaces, although rare examples exhibit scored, banded, corrugated, incised, or punctate surface treatments. Finishing techniques associated with the production of Gallina gray ware vessels were extremely conservative and corrugated forms are extremely rare even in components dating well after corrugation was commonly employed in other regions of the Southwest. The conservative nature of these technologies is illustrated by difficulties sometimes encountered in distinguishing Rosa Gray from Gallina Gray sherds.

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