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19 results found for: "Paleontology--Research--Alberta."

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January 1, 2016

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Archaeological investigations at the Northwest Company/Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Vermilion I started in 1999. This paper summarizes some of the major findings and results of the 2004-2014 excavations, and concludes with a discussion about what future work should be done both inside and outside...


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January 1, 2016

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For a number of years, the Royal Alberta Museum displayed a seventh cervical bison vertebra from north central Alberta that exhibited a severe pathology resulting from a humanly inflicted wound. This article provides a detailed description of this specimen and the embedded projectile point...


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January 1, 2016

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The Mazama Ash is one of the mostly widely distributed tephra units in North America, present as a visible ash in sediments of early Holocene age. It is considered one of the most important stratigraphic markers across this region and is commonly used to ascribe age control to sites. Here we...


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January 1, 2016

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This article is the first in the Alberta Lithic Reference Project series, the goal of which is to assist the identification of raw materials used for pre-contact stone tools in the province. Each article will focus on one raw material; the current article discusses a partially fused, glassy,...


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January 1, 2016

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Recent fieldwork associated with flooding of major river drainages in southern Alberta produced several new records of Bison. Specimens reported range in age from late Pleistocene to late Holocene, and come from localities along Tongue Creek and the Bow River. The finds come from...


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January 1, 2016

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The majority of radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites in the mineable oil sands region of northeastern Alberta have been obtained from calcined (i.e., cremated) bone samples. Bone dates from 25 archaeological sites in the mineable oil sands region of northeastern Alberta are compiled and...


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January 1, 2016

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This paper outlines the history of the use of spatial data at the Archaeological Survey of Alberta. Prior to 2005, spatial information was recorded on paper from numerous sources, which made the review of archaeological assessments and development impacts arduous and imprecise. In 2014 the...


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January 1, 2016

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A total of 16,775 archaeological sites were recorded in Alberta between 1992 and 2015, making up 40 per cent of known sites in the province. Another 8,594 sites were revisited during the same time period. New discoveries, either through initial recording or excavation from 1992 to 2015, have...


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January 1, 2016

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Mauls are a grooved ground stone tool found at archaeological sites in central and southern Alberta. Rarely studied as a valid tool category, the most commonly assumed function of mauls is the processing of bone and meat. They are often assumed to be of Late Prehistoric date. This paper...


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January 1, 2016

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Introduces the 36th volume of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta Occasional Paper series, which has been revived after a 22-year absence. The revived series will focus on publishing short articles on topics related to Alberta archaeology aimed at a wide audience including professional...