MESA VERDE WHITEWARE
TYPE: Mancos Black-on-White
AKA: McElmo Black-on-White (see comments)
DATE: A.D. 1000 to 1150 (Oppelt, 2008;25)
BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, occasionally secondary exterior designs.
COMMON DESIGNS: Designs are often the same as Gallup and Escavada Black-on-White, occasionally Snowflake types described in the Cibola Whiteware Section of this guide. Designs may also be extremely simple such as just lines or dots.
KEY DIFFERENCES: All Tusayan Whiteware types have a organic paint (organic paint often looks soft or watery so the edges are not as sharp as mineral paint) and are supposed to have light paste. All Little Colorado Whiteware types have organic paint and are supposed to have a dark paste. Mesa Verde Whiteware types may have mineral or organic paint. See article titled General Pottery Descriptions.
PAINT: The black paint can be mineral or organic.
SLIP OR SURFACE TREATMENT: Most vessels are slipped white, however some are polished, but not slipped.
OTHER COMMON TYPES WITH SIMILAR DESIGN STYLES:
Cibola Whiteware: Gallup Black-on-White
Tusayan Whiteware: Dogoszhi Black-on-White
COMMENTS: Researchers often give the name McElmo Black-on-White to the more simple or crudely painted Mancos and Mesa Verde examples.
1N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Large Olla
2N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White "Canteen in a bowl" form
Approximate Dimensions: 4 7/8" by 3 7/8"
3N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Large Olla
4N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Vessel
Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/2" by 2 1/2"
5Y Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 8 3/8" by 3 3/4"
6N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Canteen
Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 6"
7N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/8 " by 4 1/8 "
8N Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Duck Effigy
Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 7 1/4" by 6"
9N Anasazi Pottery Mancos Black-on-White Bowl
Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 3 1/2"
10N Mancos Black-on-White Ladle
Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/8 " by 2 1/8" by 1 1/2"
11Y Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Ladle
Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 5 1/8" by 2 1/2"
12Y Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Olla with lugs or "finger grips".
Approximate Dimensions: 16 1/2" by 15 1/4"
13Y Anasazi Mancos Black-on-White Ladle
Approximate Dimensions: 9 7/8" by 4" by 1 7/8"
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