Lino Gray - CA. 500-800

This is one of two types of pottery made by the Basket Makers, the other being Lino Black-on-Gray. Lino Gray was the first fired utility ware in the North, and remained common until about 800 AD. Fired pottery allowed the Anasazi to take better advantage of nutrients found in corn and beans, as these could only be released by cooking at the higher temperatures allowed by fired pottery.

Characteristics

Paste: Gray
Temper: Sand
Surface: The sand temper protrudes giving the surface a rough finish
Forms: Globular, suggesting gourds
Design: None


JAR

4" high
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21043