Gila Butte Red-on-Buff - CA. 500-700
Gila Butte Red-on-Buff was one of the earliest of the Colonial Hohokam types. It was made using the paddle and anvil technique, where clay was spread and thinned over a bowl-shaped anvil. Vessels characteristically have flaring rims, and are given a slip before being decorated with repeated small motifs and "fringes" of short parallel lines. Micaceous temper gives the surface the glittery quality typical of Hohokam pottery.
Paste: Light brown