Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)
Description: Pinedale Polychrome bowl with a black-on-red interior and black- and white-on-red exterior (catalog description).
Barbara Mills, Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, says this is Pinedale-style, but locally made. She says she would need to see the exterior, whether the exterior designs are units or bands (a photo of the exterior was not available at the time Dr. Mills was consulted). According to Dr. Mills, it could be Pinedale Polychrome, although it’s unusual; it’s probably another Heshotauthla.
Deborah Huntley, of the Center for Desert Archaeology, identified this bowl as Heshotauthla Polychrome, a type unique to the greater Zuni region, including the El Morro Valley.
Dimensions: H 12.0, DIAM 29.0 CM.
Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), Rm 2, Lower Fill (3 sherds from upper fill).