Gila Plain was one of the earliest of the Hohokam types, being found as far back as 150 AD. 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. Micaceous temper gives the surface the glittery quality typical of Hohokam pottery. This type persisted throughout Hohokam history.
Paste: Gray to brown