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Topics: Environment Arts, Culture and History

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December 31, 2017

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In 2014, Stantec Consulting Ltd. carried out an in depth survey of the Highwood River valley for archaeological, historic, and palaeontological resources. In addition to revisiting known sites and recording new ones, the project provided risk assessments relative to flood related impacts and site...


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December 31, 2017

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The Southern Alberta Flood Investigation Program resulted in the recovery of substantial amounts of archaeological material. Excavations were conducted at highly threatened sites. The artifact assemblages recovered from these excavations both support our current understanding of Alberta’s past...


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December 31, 2017

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Alberta Culture and Tourism initiated the Southern Alberta Flood Investigation Program following the June 2013 flooding in southern Alberta to understand how historic resources had been affected during the event and to provide information about effective management of these historic resources in...


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December 31, 2017

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During the Southern Alberta Flood Investigation Program, a total of 72 radiocarbon dates were obtained from 23 archaeological sites. Radiocarbon dates submitted too late to be incorporated into final reports account for 65 per cent of the dates and are presented here. This paper provides a...


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December 31, 2017

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Macrofossils such as seeds and shells are excellent resources for reconstructing past environments. This paper reviews diagnostic characteristics and presents microphotographs of fossil and modern specimens of taxa commonly encountered in near-stream sediment samples from a southern Alberta flood...


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December 31, 2017

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This short paper offers a history of a public engagement initiative of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta called "Report A Find" that stemmed from the need to coordinate accounts of archaeological discoveries resulting from erosion during and after the 2013 floods in southern Alberta. The...


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December 31, 2017

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Assessment excavations were completed in the fall of 2016 at the Spitzee Post (EdPl-13) and the Metke Site (EdPl-10). Recognizing the value of historic resources along these drainages, these archaeological studies were conducted to assess erosional impacts of the 2013 flood on these two sites....


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December 31, 2017

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In an effort to share research outcomes with the public and heritage community across Alberta, this issue of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta’s Occasional Paper Series is dedicated to the Southern Alberta Flood Investigation Program. This 37th volume of the series consists of 18 articles...


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December 31, 2017

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Presents the findings of a study of the the private artifact collection, EdPl-40 (the Ramsfield collection), during the 2014 post-flood impact assessment of the Highwood River. The Ramsfield collection consists of a variety of artifacts including projectile points from the Middle and Late Periods...


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March 1, 2017

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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...