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8 results found for: "Archaeological Survey of Alberta occasional paper no. 39"

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December 16, 2020

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The Archaeological Survey of Alberta Occasional Paper series was established in 1976 as a means of disseminating information to archaeologists, historians, and members of the public in Alberta. The series is comprised mainly of annual review volumes that detail select projects carried out within...


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December 1, 2020

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This article summarizes geochemical and mineralogical analyses of the material called Glacier Pass Concretions including portable X-ray fluorescence, thin sections, and hyperspectral imaging. Results indicate that pre-contact toolmakers were aware of internal inconsistencies in concretions and...


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December 1, 2020

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This article examines the impact of urban development on archaeological deposits within, and adjacent to, the North Saskatchewan River valley in the city of Edmonton in central Alberta. Recent archaeological studies indicate that undisturbed sediments are present and can yield significant...


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December 1, 2020

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Investigating stone circle sites can be notoriously difficult. This paper discusses some of the difficulties inherent with current stone circle research approaches and presents an alternative approach through the use of magnetometry and palaeobotanical analysis at three sites in south-central...


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September 27, 2019

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This article summarizes a community-based public archaeology program in Bodo, Alberta. The lessons learned at the Bodo public archaeology program have wider implications regarding the benefits that locally-led, experience-based heritage outreach initiatives bring to the communities in which they...


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September 27, 2019

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This article summarizes archaeological features called bone uprights that appear at sites in Alberta and across the northern plains. Bone uprights are vertical animal bones (usually bison) that were embedded in the ground and served several purposes for pre-contact people.


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September 27, 2019

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This tribute article is a dedication to an influential archaeologist in Alberta – Terry Gibson. The article introduces the 39th issue of the Occasional Paper Series, which is dedicated to Terry Gibson.


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January 1, 2019

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This article summarizes how industry developers determine if and where known and unknown historical resources are located in development areas. Models are useful planning tools to minimize disturbances and manage historical resources in an expedient and economical way.