These sherds are from a pottery vessel that is one of the earliest ceramic types found within Bandelier National Monument. The pale designs are composed of an organic material, usually derived from the Rocky Mountain Bee Weed plant (Cleome serrulata). They are painted on the vessel before the single firing.


  • Title: Sherds
  • Contributor: Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/band/exb_archeology/BAND20_sherds_exb.html
  • Source: Bandelier National Monument
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: BAND 20
  • Measurements: L 17.0, W 9.0, T 1.3 cm [L 6 ¾, W 3 ½, T ½ inches]
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Details: Santa Fe Black-on-white Ancestral Pueblo
  • Date: Pueblo III. AD 1175-1325

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