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16 results found for: culture and tourism

Tags: archaeological sites

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December 31, 2017

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In 2016, preliminary excavations were conducted at EdPm-7 and EePl-261 along the Highwood River south of Calgary. The sites were heavily impacted by the 2013 floods and continue to be threatened by future flood events. Excavations, diagnostic artifacts, and radiocarbon dating confirmed that...


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December 31, 2017

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The 2013 flood has presented an unparalleled opportunity to document historic resources sites exposed by the flood event. In a 2015 flood assessment survey along Tongue Creek, 20 new archaeological sites and 12 palaeontological and palaeoenvironmental sites were documented. This survey has shed...


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January 1, 2017

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Presents guidance on completing the Archaeological Site Inventory Form, which is used to record basic information on archaeological sites in Alberta. The Inventory contains over 40,000 site records, with approximately 500 added each year. New site records can result from investigations conducted...


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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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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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Cultural resource management survey of a proposed pipeline corridor stretching across uplands to the southeast of Grande Prairie resulted in the discovery of the Smuland Creek site. Preliminary subsurface testing yielded the proximal portion of a basally thinned (fluted) projectile point and a...