Browse TopicArt and Creative WorksLaborNative AmericansSociety and CultureSubjectArchaeology--ArizonaIndian pottery ArizonaCochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.DescriptionThis artifact was found at the J. Cowan ranch in Sulpher Spring Valley, Cochise County, Arizona. Excavated between 1968 and 1983 by Cochise College Archeology Department, created between 1200 and 1400 CE, the pot is 22cm high, 25cm long and has a 15cm lipped openning at the top. It has a duck head shape and is made from a brown clay. The pot is decorated with surface texturing and with crisscrossing punctures and lines probably done before the clay was fired and set. The dark blotches are probably "fire cloud" which occurs when fuel from the fire touches the surface in the initial firing process. It is most likely cookware and used for heating liquids and food.Physical Dimensions22cm. x 25cm. x 15 cm.Date Original1200-1400 B.C.E.TypePhysical ObjectOriginal FormatPotsLanguageEnglishContributing InstitutionCochise College LibraryCollectionCochise County Historical & Archeological CollectionRights StatementThis resource is owned by Cochise College and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be downloaded, reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of Cochise College. For permission to use please contact [email protected].