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Tonto Polychrome Jar

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

Tonto Polychromes, like this magnificent jar or olla found within Tonto National Monument, were produced in the Tonto Basin in Arizona and traded all over the prehistoric Southwest. Tonto Polychrome is one of three main types of the Salado Polychromes (or Roosevelt Redwares) that are diagnostic of the Salado Culture. These polychromes were some of the most widely traded pottery types.

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