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Rock Painting of 2 Shamans in Trance based upon Motives from the Fremont Culture in Utah

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Rock Painting of 2 Shamans in Trance based upon Motives from the Fremont Culture in Utah

Measurements: 16 inches x 8 inches x 3/4 of an inch
Weight: 860 grams

Fremont pottery was primarily a gray-pasted ware, sometimes painted with elaborate geometric designs. They made baskets and worked leather, and made polished stone balls and human figurines made of fired clay. The Fremont also made distinctive small triangular notched and projectile points as arrow tips for use with the bow and arrow. Metate slabs and grinding stones were used to grind maize.

The Fremont culture is perhaps best known for their rock art, petroglyphs which have been pecked or painted or both into canyon walls. Many of the images are of rhomboid-bodied, broad-shouldered humans wearing elaborate necklaces, earrings and head dresses. Fired clay human figurines such as those in the Pilling Collection are similarly decorated.

The Fremont culture or Fremont people is a pre-Columbian archaeological culture which received its name from the Fremont River in the U.S. state of Utah where the first Fremont sites were discovered by local Native Americans known as Utes and Navajo. In the Navajo culture the pictographs are credited to people who lived before the flood. The Fremont River itself is named for John Charles Frémont, an American explorer. It inhabited sites in what is now Utah and parts of Nevada, Idaho and Colorado from AD 1 to 1300 (2,000-700 years ago. It was adjacent to, roughly contemporaneous with, but distinctly different from the Ancestral Pueblo peoples located to their south.

Scholars did not agree that the Fremont culture represents a single, cohesive group with a common language, ancestry, or lifeway, but several aspects of their material culture suggests they might be a single ethnic group. First, Fremont culture people foraged wild food sources and grew corn. The culture participated in a continuum of fairly reliable subsistence strategies that no doubt varied from place to place and time to time. This shows up in the archaeological record at most village sites and long term camps as a collection of butchered, cooked and then discarded bone from mostly deer and rabbits, charred corn cobs with the kernels removed, and wild edible plant remains. Other unifying characteristics include the manufacture of relatively expedient gray ware pottery and a signature style of basketry and rock art. Most of the Fremont lived in small single and extended family units comprising villages ranging from two to a dozen pithouse structures, with only a few having been occupied at any one time. Still, exceptions to this rule exist (partly why the Fremont have earned a reputation for being so hard to define), including an unusually large village in the Parowan Valley of southwestern Utah, the large and extensively excavated village of Five Finger Ridge at the above mentioned Fremont Indian State Park, and others, all appearing to be anomalous in that they were either occupied for a long period of time, were simultaneously occupied by a large number of people, 60 or more at any given moment, or both. The Fremont are sometimes thought to have begun as a splinter group of the Ancestral Pueblo people, although archaeologists do not agree on this theory.
Rock Painting of 2 Shamans in Trance based upon Motives from the Fremont Culture in Utah

Measurements: 16 inches x 8 inches x 3/4 of an inch
Weight: 860 grams

Fremont pottery was primarily a gray-pasted ware, sometimes painted with elaborate geometric designs. They made baskets and worked leather, and made polished stone balls and human figurines made of fired clay. The Fremont also made distinctive small triangular notched and projectile points as arrow tips for use with the bow and arrow. Metate slabs and grinding stones were used to grind maize.

The Fremont culture is perhaps best known for their rock art, petroglyphs which have been pecked or painted or both into canyon walls. Many of the images are of rhomboid-bodied, broad-shouldered humans wearing elaborate necklaces, earrings and head dresses. Fired clay human figurines such as those in the Pilling Collection are similarly decorated.

The Fremont culture or Fremont people is a pre-Columbian archaeological culture which received its name from the Fremont River in the U.S. state of Utah where the first Fremont sites were discovered by local Native Americans known as Utes and Navajo. In the Navajo culture the pictographs are credited to people who lived before the flood. The Fremont River itself is named for John Charles Frémont, an American explorer. It inhabited sites in what is now Utah and parts of Nevada, Idaho and Colorado from AD 1 to 1300 (2,000-700 years ago. It was adjacent to, roughly contemporaneous with, but distinctly different from the Ancestral Pueblo peoples located to their south.

Scholars did not agree that the Fremont culture represents a single, cohesive group with a common language, ancestry, or lifeway, but several aspects of their material culture suggests they might be a single ethnic group. First, Fremont culture people foraged wild food sources and grew corn. The culture participated in a continuum of fairly reliable subsistence strategies that no doubt varied from place to place and time to time. This shows up in the archaeological record at most village sites and long term camps as a collection of butchered, cooked and then discarded bone from mostly deer and rabbits, charred corn cobs with the kernels removed, and wild edible plant remains. Other unifying characteristics include the manufacture of relatively expedient gray ware pottery and a signature style of basketry and rock art. Most of the Fremont lived in small single and extended family units comprising villages ranging from two to a dozen pithouse structures, with only a few having been occupied at any one time. Still, exceptions to this rule exist (partly why the Fremont have earned a reputation for being so hard to define), including an unusually large village in the Parowan Valley of southwestern Utah, the large and extensively excavated village of Five Finger Ridge at the above mentioned Fremont Indian State Park, and others, all appearing to be anomalous in that they were either occupied for a long period of time, were simultaneously occupied by a large number of people, 60 or more at any given moment, or both. The Fremont are sometimes thought to have begun as a splinter group of the Ancestral Pueblo people, although archaeologists do not agree on this theory.

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Rock Painting of 2 Shamans in Trance based upon Motives from the Fremont Culture in Utah

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