Alma Plain Ware - CA. 500-1000

Alma Plain wares were by far the most prevalent cooking ware throughout most of Mogollon history. The surface was usually well rubbed with a tool, and interiors were rarely smudged. The vessel walls are remarkably thin for such an early type, although Alma Plain is found throughout most of the Mogollon phases.

Characteristics

Paste: Brown to gray
Temper: Medium to coarse sand with opaque angular fragments
Surface: Bodies of vessels are usually polished
Forms: Necked jars, seed jars, bowls
Design: Linear or surface punctate patterns


BOWL

6" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16193


BOWL

7-1/4" diameter
Mattocks Ruin
Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 16192


BOWL

4" diameter
Starkweather Ruin
Reserve, New Mexico
LMA 22503


MINIATURE BOWLS

1-1/4" diameter
Starkweather Ruin
Reserve, New Mexico
LMA 22430