Apachean (Southern Athapaskan)Southwest ApacheanNavajoNavajo Gray Ware

Ware Name: Navajo Gray Ware

First posted by C. Dean Wilson 2013

The great majority of pottery from almost all Navajo sites is represented by gray utility wares that are often represented by large and tall jar forms with soft crumbly pastes, very dark gray surfaces and pastes, and limited decorative treatment. The similarity of gray ware types associated with Navajo and Western Apache sites led Baugh and Eddy (1987) to assign them to a single group characterized as Quemada Gray Ware. In the present synthesis, pottery associated with Navajo as compared to Western or Southern Apache groups are for now separated into gray wares associated with two different traditions.

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