A petrographic study of Gila Polychrome 

American Antiquity
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Gila Polychrome pottery has been recognized since the time of the earliest archaeological work in the Southwest. Cushing, in 1887–88, recognized in the polychromes at Los Muertos and other Classic period sites of the Hohokam area the pottery type we now call Gila Polychrome. As more of the Southwest became known this type (W. and H. S. Gladwin 1930: 6) was found to be one of the most widespread, with a range extending from the Mogollon Rim on the north into northern Chihuahua and Sonora on the south and sporadically from Texas on the east through New Mexico to Gila Bend, Arizona, on the west (Haury 1945: 63).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A petrographic study of Gila Polychrome 
Series title American Antiquity
DOI 10.2307/276825
Edition 1
Volume 22
Issue 2
Year Published 1956
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Description 4 p.
First page 180
Last page 183
Country United States, Mexico
State Arizona, Texas, New Mexico
Other Geospatial Gila Polychrome
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