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Sacaton Red-on-buff is the typical decorated pottery of the Hohokam people of the Sedentary Period, the period of maximum expansion of this prehistoric southern Arizona culture. This period lasts from about AD 950 to about AD 1100. The decoration consists of iron oxide paint over a buff colored clay slip. Some of the decorated jars made at this time were quite large and show the distinctive “Gila shoulder” configuration of the lower part of the vessel.
The phainopepla is a smaller relative of the cedar waxwing. It is almost entirely black except for white wing flashes when it flies.