Freemont Basketry: Redux!

Author(s): J. S. Illingworth; J. M. Adovasio

Year: 2015


Decades of research have indicated that the basketry of the Fremont formative "culture(s?)" of the Eastern Great Basin is unique to and highly diagnostic of that (those?) prehistoric population(s?). Additionally, it has been repeatedly stated that the basketry of the Fremont exhibits few to no technical connections to that produced by neighboring Ancestral Pueblo groups. Recent reanalysis of literally all of the basketry recovered during the multi-year Glen Canyon Project corroborates the distinctive features of the Fremont basketry suite, but also suggests a very different relationship to, at least, some varieties of Ancestral Pueblo basketry than obtained previously. The results of this reanalysis are summarized and a revised perspective on Fremont-Ancestral Pueblo perishable relationships is offered.

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Freemont Basketry: Redux!. J. M. Adovasio, J. S. Illingworth. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397705)

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Basketry Freemont

Geographic Keywords
North America - Great Basin

Spatial Coverage

min long: -122.761; min lat: 29.917 ; max long: -109.27; max lat: 42.553 ;