This thesis primarily addresses the implications of Fremont gaming pieces in the Parowan Valley. First, I review ethnographic gaming pieces and compare them to the Fremont worked bone pieces in order to support the idea that they were used by the Fremont in games similar to the ones recorded ethnographically. Then, I analyze a collection of Fremont gaming pieces from excavations at three Parowan Valley sites. I note drastic differences in the characteristics found on pieces inside the Parowan Valley and those form outside the Parowan Valley. It is also clear that gaming pieces are being produced in the Parowan Valley and used more frequently there when compared to outside of it. I suggest that this means large aggregations are taking place in the Parowan Valley in the late Fremont period.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hall, Molly Allison, "Parowan Valley Gaming Pieces and Insights into Fremont Social Organization" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 1548.
Fremont, gaming pieces, worked bone, Parowan Valley, social organization, UCLA