Prehistoric mugs with handles are found only in the immediate area of the Four Corners, especially in Southwest Colorado.
The mugs are almost always black-on-white, and date between AD 1000 and 1280.
Note the T-shaped cut-out designs on the left two mugs' handles. Ancestral Puebloan doorways often have this same shape, but its meaning is unknown.
Some mugs have false bottoms with clay beads inside-- perhaps these noisemakers called attention to an empty mug during feasts.
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