Refers to a ceramic sequence developed by Irving Rouse and José Cruxent to facilitate interregional comparisons. The sequence spans the period 1000 bc to ad 1000 and is based on material from the site of Barrancas on the Belize River. The most distinctive features of the pottery include curvilinear incised decoration, and applied, modelled animal and human faces called adornos. Griddles imply the cultivation of bitter manioc by Barrancoid pottery‐using communities.
In the Orinoco Delta area the Barrancoid sequence succeeds the Saladoid series, although elsewhere Barrancoid ware is contemporary with the later phases of Saladoid.