The small ceramic figurine was collected at an alcove site located within Capitol Reef National Park, It is a classic example of a Fremont Cultural Period ceramic figurine. The unfired ceramic object is composed of pale red sandy clay. The nose of the figurine is characterized by a prominent ridge which extends to the top of the head resulting in a parrot-or owl-beaked form. The eyes are punched circular clay disks placed toward the top and sides of the head. A concave depression extends down the chest.


  • Title: Figurine
  • Contributor: Capitol Reef National Park
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: CARE 5066
  • Measurements: L 4.0, W 2.0 cm
  • Material: Unfired ceramic
  • Date: ca. 500–1300
  • Cultural Group or Period: Fremont Cultural Period

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