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Variation in Form, Size, and Decorations

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The area encompassed by Wupatki National Monument was an area of convergence for several Ancestral Puebloan cultural groups, including Kayenta, Sinagua, and Cohonina. Each group produced their own ceramics using a range of vessel forms as designs, as shown here.

Back Row (left to right)
Sosi Black-on-white jar, large Padre Black-on-white water storage jar, and Tusayan Black-on-white canteen.

Center (left to right)
Tusayan Corrugated mug, Deadmans Fugitive Red jar, Sunset Corrugated bowl (marked Elden on the catalog card), and Black Mesa Black-on-white jar.

Front (left to right)
Sunset Red bowl, Flagstaff Black-on-white bowl with handle, Walnut Black-on-white ladle, Miniature Tusayan Black-on-white bowl,
Miniature red jar, and Flagstaff Black-on-white ladle.

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog cards are linked in the descriptions of the individual vessels).

Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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