Tuzigoot Plain is an Alamada Brown Ware type found in the Middle Verde Valley, Arizona.
Archaeological Culture: Sinagua
Date Range: A.D. 1150-1400.
Construction: By paddle and anvil.
In an oxidizing atmosphere at low temperatures; jar exteriors usually oxidized and carbon is often not entirely burned out of the core.
Core Color: Gray, red, brown; often carbon impregnated.
Carbon Streak: Yes.
Temper: Very fine quartz sand with sparse to medium amounts of white, gray, tan, red, brown, or black inclusions.
Surface Finish: Smooth, sometimes polished; slightly bumpy; scraping marks are sometimes present.
Surface Color: Buff, reddish brown, brown, or black.
Forms: Jars and bowls.
Vessel Thickness: 6 to 9 mm.
Comparisons: Verde Brown has quartz and feldspar temper.
Compiled from the following sources:
Colton, Harold. (1958) Pottery Types of the Southwest. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No. 3D. Flagstaff, Arizona.
Meghann M. Vance, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories.