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Desert Foothills Chapter - Workshop Class

  • 15 Jan 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at the Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near Dairy Queen)


Tonto National Forest Pottery Types Identification Class

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

9:00am to 2:00pm

Cost: $25.00 per member

Location: Community Building (Maitland Hall) at the Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ  85331 (near Dairy Queen).

This class is open to AAS/DFC members with priority given to DFC members.  Class size limitation is 20 “preregistered” members.

Want to learn more about the Pottery Types, especially the Salado wares?

Join Retired Tonto National Forest Archaeologist, Scott Wood, for a day of learning Ceramics Types

The Salado knew and used their surroundings well.  They learned to cultivate crops in small patches of fertile land on the craggy hillsides.  They collected rain water for later use.  Some group members wove textiles from native plants, including cotton; others made pottery from local red clay and decorated the vessels with intricate black and white designs.  The unique style of black and white designs on red pottery is associated with the Salado culture.  However, archaeologists found that not all ceramics were decorated.  They believe that plain pottery was used for daily use and decorated ware was probably reserved for special ceremonies.  Because Salado pottery was found throughout the Southwest, decorated ware may also have been used for trade with other American Indian groups.

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