TYPE: Broadline Purple-on-Red
(recently described in Wallace,2003;166,167)
DATE: A.D. 475-700 (Wallace 2003;126,188)
COMMON FORMS: Bowls and jars, some with slightly flared rims.
COMMON BACKGROUND COLORS: Red
MICACEOUS TEMPER: Finely ground or none
DESIGN PLACEMENT: Usually interiors of bowls.
COMMON DESIGNS: Broadline straight lines, curvilinear designs, chevrons.
KEY DIFFRENCES: Purple paint on a red slip. The purple paint was made from specular hematite that usually sparkles. Trincheras Purple-on-Red (commonly found in the Altar Valley and south into Mexico and at sites near Nogales, Arizona) jars usually have scored interiors whereas Tucson Basin Broadline Purple-on-Red probably does not. Trincheras designs often employ fine lines whereas Tortolita Broadline types usually do not. Trincheras Ware is not known to have been produced using the paddle & anvil thinning technique, whereas Tucson Basin Broadline types do.
1Y Hohokam Broadline Purple-on-Red Sherds
Length of larger sherd is approximately 2 3/8" or 6cm.
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