This thesis primarily addresses the quantities and distributions of Fremont projectile points in the Parowan Valley. First, I review previous research performed in Parowan Valley and outline currently accepted projectile point analysis and typology methods. I also review ethnographic data surrounding the function and value of projectile points. Then, I provide the results of an analysis of all projectile points in the Parowan Valley Archaeological Project collection. I note the large amount of projectile points in this collection and compare it to projectile point counts from other large Fremont sites.I also note chronological patterns in Parowan Valley using projectile points as relative temporal markers. With this data and the data provided by other theses on Parowan Valley, I argue that sites in Parowan Valley served as centers for aggregation and other socio-economic practices in the Late Formative Period.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Aaron R., "Distribution, Function, And Value Of Parowan Valley Projectile Points" (2009). All Theses and Dissertations. 1720.
Utah Archaeology, Parowan Valley, Fremont Culture, Projectile Points, Site Function, Socio-economics