A life-size replica of a Fremont Indian woman, based upon casts of an actual skull, will go on display Saturday, Oct. 27, at Fremont Indian State Park.
In 1988, a Fremont burial site in a remarkable state of preservation was uncovered by construction crews near Salina. A plaster copy of the skull was made before the bones were reburied, from which experts created a duplicate of what the Fremont woman looked like.The process, called cranial overlay, is often used to identify murder victims. It is now frequently used by archaeologists.
The new display is a cooperative venture between the Division of Parks and Recreation, the Fishlake National Forest, Brigham Young University and several individuals who donated expertise.