TYPE: Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged

AKA: Gila Smudged


DATE: A.D. 1125 - 1300 (Wallace 2003;22)


KEY DIFFERENCES:
Smudged or blackened interiors.

COMMENTS: Personally, this author feels that the four types: Salt Red, Salt Red Smudged, Gila Red and Gila Red Smudged, should only be two types: Salt Red and Gila Red. Salt and Gila Reds (that are not smudged from the Salt and Gila River areas) may be rare in the Classic Period. When talking about Salt Red and Gila Red in the Classic Period, Haury stated: "Smudged vessels outnumber the unsmudged by a large ratio at all times". (Haury, 1945;81). One must also consider the possibility that a number of smudged vessels went thru an intentional or accidental secondary firing and became unsmudged. Truly intentional unsmudged Gila Red and Salt Red in the Classic Period from the Salt and Gila River areas may be rare indeed. Personally, this author feels that smudged and unsmudged Gila and Salt Reds should simply be varieties of the two types.  It should be noted that at least two regional varieties (Salt Red Perry Mesa Variety and Verde Variety) are commonly not smudged (Wood, 1987;32).


 

 

1N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 3"

 

 

2Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 5 3/8"

 

 

 

 

3Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 5 5/8" by 4 1/2"

 

 

 
4N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Bowl

 

 


5N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Squash Effigy Vessel

 

6N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Jar

Polishing pattern is like Sells Red

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 6 1/2"

 

 

7Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Bowl with native repair.

Approximate Dimensions: 9 7/8" by 4"

 

8Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/2" by 5 1/2"

 

 

9Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Five-Sided Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 3 1/4"

 

 

10N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Bottle

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 6 3/4"

 

11N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 18 1/4" by 6 1/8"

12Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 16 3/8" by 7"

 

 

13Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Shouldered Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 9 1/4"

 

14N Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Flare-rim Bowl with an indented bottom.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 " by 4 1/2"

 

 

 

15Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Shouldered Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 2 3/8"

 

 

 

16Y Hohokam Soho Phase Gila Red Smudged Jar with white temper

showing on the surface.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/8" by 4 1/2"

 

 

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