Sacaton Red-on-Buff - CA. 900-1100

Sacaton Red-on-Buff is the characteristic pottery type of the Hohokam Sedentary period. Vessels typically have short necks, and like earlier forms, rims are flared. Also prominent is the "Gila shoulder", a sharpened edge running around the vessel at its widest point, which in the Sacaton type is often set very low on the pot. Designs are geometric, with interlocking scrolls often contained within rectangular frames.

Characteristics

Paste: Light brown
Temper: Mica flakes
Surface: Light buff slip, smooth but unpolished
Forms: Bowls with flaring rims, jars (some with pronounced "Gila shoulders"), scoops, plates
Design: Small repeated elements in parallel bands or panels, interlocking rectangular or curved scrolls, some negative designs


OLLA (DETAIL)

Museum Exchange
LMA 16357


OLLA (DETAIL)

Museum Exchange
LMA 16357


SHERD

Gift of Gila Pueblo
LMA 21034


SHERD

Gift of Gila Pueblo
LMA 21034


SHERD

Gift of Gila Pueblo
LMA 21034