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Fremont Figurines: In which we go from culture history to processualism to post processual

Author(s): David Yoder

Year: 2016

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Anyone interested in the ‘Fremont’ knows of Fremont figurines; small figures that range from exquisitely crafted works of art to cruddy little lumps of clay with eyes. Despite years of interest, archaeologists still know relatively little about this phenomenon. But fear not intrepid Fremont enthusiast! After examining nearly every Fremont figurine described in the literature, hidden in museum basements, and even a few from super-secret private collections, I have ALL the answers! Come learn how a study of over 600 figurines from more than 100 different sites can inform us about geographic and temporal distribution, styles, context of disposal, who made the figurines and why, Fremont dress and ornamentation, ideals of personhood, participation and recreation of cultural systems, and connections between the Fremont and Greater Southwest (all in under 15 minutes…).

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Fremont Figurines: In which we go from culture history to processualism to post processual. David Yoder. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403452)


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

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