Tsegi Orange is the plainware variety of Tsegi Orange Ware. This type was produced at Marsh Pass and in the Tsegi canyons of Navajo County, Arizona.
Archaeological Culture: Ancestral Puebloan
Date Range: A.D. 1250-1300.
Construction: By coiling and scraping.
Firing: In an oxidizing atmosphere.
Core Color: Gray, light brown to brick-red.
Temper: About equal amounts of quartz sand and crushed sherds; temper noticeable on surfaces, sometimes conspicuous especially on worn or poorly polished surfaces.
Surface Finish: Bowls: usually somewhat bumpy; sometimes polished; scraping and polishing marks often almost invisible but sometimes conspicuous; sometimes pitted; both surfaces bowls, compacted.
Surface Color: Orange; color surfaces and core contrast when core is gray.
Forms: Bowls, jars, mugs, dippers.
Vessel Thickness: 3.7 to 6.8 mm; Jars: 2.5 to 10.5 mm (bowls).
Compiled from the following sources:
Colton, Harold S. (1956) Pottery Types of the Southwest. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No. 3. Flagstaff, Arizona
April Peters, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories.