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Topics: Environment Organizations: Culture and Tourism Publication Type: Report Formats: PDF

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July 24, 2019

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The swing of things: Contributions to archaeological research in Alberta, 2018 is part of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta. This issue contains a series of archaeology articles that inform research, management practices, and methods in Alberta.


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December 14, 2018

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The Vertical Series type of Indigenous rock art is found at only a handful of sites across the northern Great Plains. Discovery of a new site is therefore significant. In 2012 the Glenwood Erratic in southwestern Alberta was reported as a heavily vandalized rock art site. Inspection, however,...


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December 14, 2018

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Stone production debris (debitage) is the most common artifact type found at archaeological sites in North America. A significant time investment is required to catalogue debitage from large assemblages. Conventional thought holds that, because lithic tool manufacture is reductive, the attributes...


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March 1, 2018

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The Turner Valley gas plant site, used for many decades for petroleum production and refining, was decommissioned after 1985 and was designated as a historic site in 1995. A reclamation program was implemented for the redevelopment of the site. As part of the reclamation program, a groundwater...


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February 27, 2018

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This article is the fourth in a series intended to assist the identification of raw materials used for precontact stone tools in Alberta. Each article focuses on one raw material; the current article discusses a silicified lignite called Knife River Flint (KRF) that originates in North Dakota and...


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February 27, 2018

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The swing of things: Contributions to archaeological research in Alberta, 2018 is part of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta. This issue is a dedication to Wilt Wright, an Alberta archaeologist who recently passed away.


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December 31, 2017

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Excavations in 2015 at EePj-103, Margaret’s Site, revealed a stratified Protohistoric and Historic Period site. A unique feature of this site is that it has two stratigraphically separate protohistoric occupations, neither of which are mixed with earlier Precontact Period materials nor later...


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December 31, 2017

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The FM Ranch Campsite (EfPk-1), one of the province’s most highly valued archaeological sites, was damaged by the 2013 catastrophic floods along the Bow River in southern Alberta. This study recovered archaeological data that was exposed along eroded riverbanks and at risk of further loss. The...


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December 31, 2017

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As a result of the program initiated by Alberta Culture and Tourism in response to the widespread flooding of 2013, a series of previously unidentified archaeological sites were recorded northwest of Calgary on a tributary of the Bow River, Jumpingpound Creek, near the confluence of the two...


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December 31, 2017

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In 2013 and 2014, Lifeways of Canada completed an assessment of the impacts of the 2013 flood of the Bow River on palaeontological and archaeological resources. Assessment studies focused on visually assessing erosional exposures observed along this stretch of the river and documenting historic...