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What Does Fremont Mean Anyway? Finding a Useful and Constructive Way to Conceptualize a Regional System

Author(s): Katie Richards ; Lindsay Johansson

Year: 2016

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Summary

The meaning of the term Fremont has been heavily debated for almost as long as it has existed. For over half of a century many archaeologists have argued that the term is only useful in that it encapsulates the highly variable practices of a region. Others have argued that defining Fremont is impossible and even unproductive. We disagree with these assertions. We believe that there are sufficient similarities in material culture and social organization across the Fremont region to suggest that a definition of Fremont is both possible and productive. In this paper, we argue that recent trends which have incorporated social theory provide a new avenue to explore and suggest ways to account for variability between sites.


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What Does Fremont Mean Anyway? Finding a Useful and Constructive Way to Conceptualize a Regional System. Katie Richards, Lindsay Johansson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403451)


Keywords

General
Fremont

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America