Moenkopi Corrugated is a type of Tusayan Gray Ware with flattened “clapboard” corrugations that was produced in northeastern Arizona and southern Utah.
Archaeological Culture: Ancestral Puebloan, Kayenta
Date Range: Kayenta Heartland: A.D. 1130-1250 (Christenson 1994), Flagstaff Area: A.D. 1125-1275 (per Christian Downum, Northern Arizona University)
Construction: By coiling.
Firing: In a reducing atmosphere.
Core Color: Light gray to dark gray, sometimes black.
Temper: Abundant moderately coarse quartz sand; temper conspicuous on both surfaces.
Surface Finish: Rough; interiors scraped and fairly well smoothed; not polished; coils partly obliterated by flattening, sometimes almost to a uniform surface; finger indentations sometimes noticeable, but apparently not intentionally part of decorative scheme; coils fairly wide, usually from 6 to 8 mm, covering all or nearly all of exterior surfaces.
Surface Color: Normally gray.
Forms: Jars, bowls, jugs.
Vessel Thickness: 3.5 to 6.6 mm; average thickness, 4.7 mm
Decoration: No painted decoration.
Other Names: Gray Corrugated.
Compiled from the following sources:
Christenson, Andrew. (1994) A Test of Mean Ceramic Dating Using Well-Dated Kayenta-Anasazi Sites. Kiva 59 (3).
Colton, Harold S., and Lyndon L. Hargrave. (1937) Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 11, Flagstaff, Arizona.
April Peters, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories.