What Does Fremont Mean Anyway? Finding a Useful and Constructive Way to Conceptualize a Regional System
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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- Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2016) •
- What was "Fremont"? Advances in the Explanation and Archaeological Understanding of the Fremont Regional System
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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)
min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;