Traces of the Fremont - Society and Rock Art in Ancient America Text: Steven R. Simms Photography: Francois Gohier
Fremont is a culture first defined by archaeologist Noel Morss in 1928 based on characteristics unique to the Fremont River drainage. Initially thought to be a simple sociopolitical system, recent reassessments of the Fremont (ca.300-1300 A.D.) assume a more complex society. This volume places Fremont rock art studies in this contemporary context. Author Steven Smms offers an innovative model of Fremont society, politics, and worldview using the principles of analogy and current archaeological evidence.
Simms takes readers on a trip back in time by describing how a typical Fremont "hamlet" or residential area might have looked a thousand years ago, including discussions of the inhabitants' daily activities. Francois Gohier's captivating photographs of Fremont art and artifacts offer an engaging complement to Simm's text, aiding us in our understanding of the lives of these ancient people.
Paperback, c2010, 144 p. : ill, 23 x 25 cm.
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