El Paso Polychrome - CA. 1200-1400

El Paso Polychrome was developed in the Jornada Branch of the Mogollon, which was the easternmost manifestation of the culture. Found throughout the Lower Rio Grande and into northern Chihuahua, "El Paso Series" pottery was thin-walled, coarse-tempered and unpolished. El Paso Polychrome has such an even balance of red, black and yellow that it is often difficult to recognize that the black and red were applied to a brown ground.

Characteristics

Paste: Brown
Temper: Coarsely crushed igneous rock
Surface: Smoothed but not polished
Forms: Bowls and jars
Design: Designs are bold, broad-lined and evenly balanced between red, black and brown elements.


SHERD

Mattocks Ruin
Near Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191

The sherds presented here were found among the huge collection found at the Mattocks Ruin, a Mimbres site, suggesting that there was some level of trade between the Mattocks community and those to the east.


SHERD

Mattocks Ruin
Near Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191


SHERDS

Mattocks Ruin
Near Mimbres, New Mexico
LMA 21191