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Archaeology, Anthropology, Ceramics


Ceramics have been found all over the world and in most cultures. Ceramics can be a form of art or can be strictly utilitarian. Most cultures have tried to create pottery that is unique to them. These styles and tempers help archaeologists determine where a piece of ceramic has come from. Pottery decorations and the different tempers found in the ceramics at Wolf Village present evidence that the Fremont traded with people outside their local community. Great Salt Lake one of the largest counts is associated with northern Utah, especially around the Great Salt Lake. All of the other types are from farther away which can indicates trade. Corrugated wares are typically associated with southwestern pottery (Anasazi) and could indicate that there was trade of ideas between the two groups, especially as these two buildings were being used during the same time period as the Pueblo II period in Anasazi history. Fremont and Anasazi pottery both use similar design elements but they use them in such a way that they are distinct. Although the relationship between design styles of the Fremont and Cortez Black-On-White could be construed as very similar, I can only state that the tempers found in all but the Great Salt Lake wares are from far enough away from Wolf Village as conclude that the people of Wolf Village were trading and interacting with other Fremont groups.


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Ceramics From Wolf Village

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