Archaeologists widely argue that Fremont potters from the Parowan Valley, in southwestern Utah, manufactured Snake Valley pottery. For my thesis, I examined Snake Valley Black-on-gray rim sherds using neutron activation analysis, oxidation analysis, metric data, and statistical methods. I compared my results on Snake Valley Black-on-gray sherds from three archaeological sites within the Parowan Valley (Paragonah, Parowan, and Evans Mound) to my results on Snake Valley Black-on-gray sherds recovered from three archaeological sites over 250 kilometers to the north (South Temple, Block 49, and Wolf Village). I argue that the Snake Valley Black-on-gray ceramics from the northern sites are tradewares selected from the Parowan Valley sites. My research expands on the limited knowledge of the painted variety of Snake Valley pottery; as well as provides insight into the overall understanding of Snake Valley Black-on-gray distribution among different geographical regions within the Fremont culture.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Abo, Stephanie K.Y., "A Study of Fremont Snake Valley Black-on-gray Ceramics from Sites in Northern Utah and the Parowan Valley" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8768.
Fremont, Utah, ceramics, Snake Valley Black-on-gray, neutron activation analysis