Grapevine Brown in a type of Alameda Brown Ware limited in distribution to the east side of Anderson Mesa in northern Arizona.
Archaeological Culture: Sinagua
Date Range: A.D. 1150-1350.
Construction: Paddle and anvil.
Firing: In a reducing atmosphere.
Core Color: Dark brown to black; oxidizes orange in kiln.
Temper: Moderate to abundant rounded white grains of limestone; basalt ash (typically not more than 20%).
Surface Finish: No slip; the bowls are often smudged.
Surface Color: Brown.
Forms: Bowls and jars.
Comparisons: Similar to other contemporary Sinagua Brown Ware types but differs in having limestone temper.
- Grapevine Red – Same as Grapevine Brown, but with a red slip.
- Grapevine Smudged – Same as Grapevine Brown, but smudged (bowls only).
Compiled from the following sources:
Colton, Harold. (1958) Pottery Types of the Southwest. Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series No. 3D. Flagstaff, Arizona.
April Peters, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories.