Defining the Fremont archaeological culture has challenged archaeologists for decades. There is still considerable debate about the origins of the Fremont, their eventual demise, their genetic relationship to modern Native American tribes, and myriad other issues. In nearly a century of Fremont research, socio-political, economic, and religious complexity remain elusive subjects. Examining technological style, the manifestation of socially influenced choices during each step of production as a means of passive communication, is one useful avenue to examine Fremont material culture to uncover the social patterns they may, or may not contain. I examine whether or not technological style in Fremont Snake Valley corrugated pottery hold traces of social identity produced by Fremont potters living in the Parowan Valley, Utah.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ure, Scott M., "Parowan Valley Potting Communities: Examining Technological Style in Fremont Snake Valley Corrugated Pottery" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 3993.
Native Americans, Utah, Fremont, Parowan Valley, Snake Valley Corrugated Ceramics