Alma Incised Ware - CA. 500-1000

Alma Plain wares were by far the most prevalent cooking ware throughout most of Mogollon history. Alma Scored ware was a variant of Alma Plain ware, made of brown paste and tempered with irregular material. Alma Scored wares have additional decoration added to the exterior surface in the form of scored lines. These lines are often irregularly applied, suggesting that their purpose was not aesthetic, but rather to rough up the surface to make the vessel easier to grip.


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: Incised decoration throughout vessel


3-1/2" high
Starkweather Ruin, New Mexico
LMA 22428