Tsegi Red-on-orange is a type of Tsegi Orange Ware found in Klethla Valley, the Tsegi canyons, and Nokai Canyon in Navajo County, Arizona.
Archaeological Culture: Ancestral Puebloan
Date Range: A.D. 1200 to 1300.
Construction: By coiling and scraping.
Firing: In an oxidizing atmosphere.
Core Color: Gray, light brown to brick-red .
Carbon streak: Fairly common.
Temper: About equal amounts of quartz sand and crushed sherd; temper noticeable on surfaces, sometimes conspicuous, especially on worn or polished surfaces.
Surface Finish: Sometimes slightly bumpy, compacted, and frequently polished.
Surface Color: Orange; surface color and core contrast when core is gray.
Vessel Thickness: 4.6 to 8.3 mm; average about 6 mm.
- Paint: Red.
- Pigments: Hematite.
- Design: Interior solid red areas and broad stripes; exterior frequently has a red stripe encircling vessel.
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.