Ancient Hohokam Pottery

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 16 September 2018

This Hohokam pottery bowl is made from clay and painted with red glaze. It dates from c. 1000-1200 CE, and came from what is present-day Arizona in the United States. Hohokam pottery tends to be constructed of buff or light brown clay, and are constructed using the paddle-and-anvil technique. These are often decorated with red geometric designs, usually banded or allover patterns of repeated small motifs. The Hohokam were an ancient Native American culture centered in what's now modern Arizona. The Hohokam are one of the four major cultures of the American Southwest and northern Mexico in Southwestern archaeology.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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